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Glossary

Term
Fall/Spring/Summer session (if attended)
Attempted credits
The grades of A, B, C, D (+ or -) F, P, I, W, NR and credits by exam are considered credits attempted.  Attempted credits are calculated based upon the grading period and after which time a grade is posted.
Audited courses
Audited courses are not funded by financial aid and not considered under any aspect of the SAP Policy unless a student changes their course to Audit after the 100% adjustment to tuition and fee period.  This would affect Pace and Maximum Time Frame.
Consortium agreements (agreements with another college/university to pay for courses at that institution)
Credit(s) obtained at other institutions that are part of a consortium agreement are counted in the Pace and Maximum Time Frame components.
Credits completed
The successful completion of a credit attempted is credit for which a grade of A, B, C, D (+ or -), or P is received and credits by exam.  Do not include grades of F, I or W.  The grade of D for a Graduate student is not considered successful completion of the credit(s) attempted.
Dropping a class
A dropped class receiving a W grade affects the Pace and Maximum Time Frame components of SAP but is not included in the cumulative GPA.
Financial Aid Probation Status
This occurs when a student successfully appeals SAP suspension.  At the end of the approved SAP appeal probation period, the student undergoes re-evaluation of their academic progress to see if they have met SAP standards so they may remain eligible for financial aid.
Financial Aid Suspension Status
This occurs in the term following a SAP warning or SAP probation when a student fails to meet SAP requirements as previously warned.  Financial aid eligibility is on hold pending a successful SAP appeal.
Financial Aid Warning Status
This occurs at the end of the first term that the student does not meet SAP.  A communication warns them that failure to correct the lack of SAP (either GPA or 67% rule) or Maximum Time Frame (150% rule) will result in the loss of financial aid eligibility at the start of the following term.
Incompletes
An incomplete counts as credit(s) attempted and credit(s) not earned until a passing grade is posted.  Incompletes affect the Pace and Maximum Time Frame Components.  Once a letter grade (A, B, C, D, and F) is assigned, it will be factored into the GPA determination the next time SAP is calculated.
Remedial courses
Remedial credits are counted in Pace and Maximum Time Frame.  A grade of F is calculated into GPA. All remedial credits are counted toward enrollment status.
Repeated credits
Repeated credit(s) count as attempted credit(s) as many times as the course is repeated.  Repeating credits apply to GPA, Pace, and Maximum Time Frame components. A student can only repeat courses where the previous grade received does not lead to progression within their program.
Withdrawals from the university (all classes)
Official and unofficial withdrawals will impact the Pace and Maximum Time Frame components.
Withdrawals (W): Courses dropped after the add/drop period for which the student receives a "W" grade is not included in the cumulative GPA.  If you failed to officially withdraw from your course(s), the "F" grade received is included in the cumulative GPA.
Changes in Major/Double major/Second Degree
All attempted and completed credits are counted in both the Pace and Maximum Time Frame components.  Students who change majors are at risk of exceeding Maximum Time Frame before obtaining a degree.  Students pursuing 1st and 2nd major simultaneously will only be allowed 150% of the credits needed towards their first major.  Students pursuing a second degree are held to the undergraduate Maximum Time Frame (150% Rule).  These situations could result in needing to appeal Maximum Time Frame.
Winterim
Coursework taken for Winterim will be evaluated for SAP with the Spring term.
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