Changes to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for ADA Students

Beginning with the 2015-16 academic year, a new paragraph e was added to subdivision 6 of section 665 of the Education Law to establish standards of academic progress for students with disabilities who are TAP eligible and attending college part-time in accordance with Commissioner's regulations. It also provides that upon each certification, payment eligibility shall be determined and measured proportionally in equivalence with full-time study for students who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

That is, institutions will use the number of payment points a student has received to evaluate good academic standing. To clarify, an ADA student attending part-time will have two or more terms before they need to be evaluated at the next level of the SAP chart. NOTE: because an ADA student receives partial payments, round the points down to the nearest number of full payments to evaluate good academic standing.

For more information including examples, refer to ADA Part Time Tap on Tap Coach.