Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) is the term used to define successful completion of coursework to remain eligible for federal, state and some institutional financial aid. NJIT is required by federal, state regulations and institutional policy to determine whether a student is meeting SAP requirements To view NJIT's SAP policy click here .

Basic Elements of SAP

  • The standard applies to undergraduate, graduate (Master’s and PHD) and graduate certificate students who wish to be considered for aid eligibility.
  • The entire student’s academic history in their program level is considered in the assessment whether financial aid was received in the past or not
  • The three SAP measurements include minimum grade point average, minimum pace requirement, and total semesters attended within the required timeframe

SAP Assessment and Review

Student’s academic history is reviewed annually at the conclusion of the spring payment period.

SAP Appeals Process

A student who fails the standards of SAP and has mitigating circumstances as mentioned below, may submit an appeal by the deadline as per the policy and the appeal form. Below are the mitigating circumstance allowed under an appeal:

  • Death in the family
  • Illness
  • Other special circumstances

Completed SAP appeals will be revised within 15 business days. Decisions will be sent to the student’s NJIT email account.


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Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form