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Grants and Scholarships - Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Questions and Answers



Which SAP chart will schools be required to use for a continuing, re-admit, or transfer undergraduate student who has never received TAP but now qualifies for TAP for the 2011-12 academic year?

Schools are required to use the new SAP chart for any first-time, state aid recipients.


Are schools required to continue using their existing SAP chart for undergraduate students who started receiving TAP prior to the 2006-07 academic year?

Schools are required to continue to use their existing chart for students who received TAP prior to the 2006-07 academic year, but with SED approval may change to the new SAP chart mandated in Ed Law; schools are required to notify the students if their SAP chart has been changed.

What charts will students who are first-time TAP recipients in 2007-08 through 2009-10 academic years use?

Students whose first award year is in the 2007-08 through 2009-10 will be placed on the SAP charts enacted in 2006-07.

What charts do students use if their first award year is in 2010-11 or later?

Students whose first award year is 2010-11 or thereafter will be placed on the SAP charts enacted in 2011-12 , which include 2010-11 first-time awardees.

Are there SAP charts for schools organized on a trimester calendar?

Yes, SAP charts for institutions organized on a trimester calendar are in education law. Click to view trimester SAP chart.


Is there a SAP chart for students attending part time?

No, schools must adapt their full-time SAP chart for students attending part time. Students have two semesters to meet the SAP requirements that full-time students must meet in one semester. Click to view semester SAP chart.


Is there a SAP chart that quarter schools can use?

Yes, quarter schools should use the new trimester SAP chart.