Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the policy set forth by the University to ensure students are making progress towards their degree. To remain in good academic standing students must:
- maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher AND
- complete at least 66.67% of the credits attempted (e.g., the “completion rate” or the percentage of credits attempted vs credits earned)
To view the full SAP policy refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.
Students who do not meet the SAP standards are placed on Academic Probation. Students are required to meet with their Academic Advisor after the start of the semester to go over probation information and complete a “Plan for Success” to reflect past barriers and set goals for improving academic standing.
Plan For Success Meeting Goals:
- The student will understand SAP standards and Academic Probation requirements.
- The student will identify academic/personal barriers to success and work with their advisor to come up with a proactively plan for the semester ahead with those barriers in mind.
- The student and their advisor will discuss possible areas for improvement through campus referrals, academic skills coaching & addressing time management strategies.
- The student will schedule recurring meetings with their advisor (and any other relevant campus resources) throughout the semester as a time to check in and adjust the plan as needed.
GPA & Completion Rate Requirements
- Students are placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and/or their completion rate is below 66.67%.
- Students are removed from academic probation when both their GPA and completion rate are above the minimum.
- While on academic probation, students must maintain a GPA above 2.0 and a completion rate above 66.67% for that semester’s courses.
- Students remain on academic probation until their cumulative GPA and complete rate are above the minimum.
- If a student’s semester grades result in less than a 2.0 GPA or 66.67% completion rate, they are dismissed from Augsburg, which is a suspension that is in place for one year.
Why am I on Academic Probation?
A student is placed on Academic Probation when their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0 and/or cumulative credit completion rate falls below 66.67% of the attempted credits. You can view your GPA and completion rate in Records, Registration & Finances on the bottom of the right side of the “Dashboard” page.
How could the credit completion rate requirement impact my choice to withdraw from a course or to change to a “pass/low pass/no pass” grading structure?
Students who are on Academic Probation should work closely with their Academic Advisor to monitor course progress and make appropriate changes if needed. Academic Advisors can advise on the University’s withdrawal policies and highlight important deadlines.
Will my financial aid be affected by being on Academic Probation?
Students can “Track their Financial Aid” through the AugNet Service’s Records, Registration, & Finances Portal to review any documents that may be necessary to receive financial aid. Important note: Students who are on Academic Probation for more than one term should submit their Academic Probation “Plan for Success” as soon as possible to avoid any finance charges on their balance owed. Financial Aid cannot be disbursed until the Academic Probation “Plan for Success” has been completed and submitted.
What if I left the University on Academic Probation and now want to readmit?
Students who leave the University on Academic Probation or Suspension can review our Readmission Policy in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Visit the Registrar’s website for the Application for Readmission.