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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid must be maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue to receive financial aid.  Students not maintaining satisfactory academic progress are placed on probation based on the following.

Qualitative Standard

A student on academic probation is no longer in good standing. Students on probation may not request Incompletes (except Medical Incompletes), cross-register at other schools, or withdraw from a remedial course. Remedial courses are courses that students take to replace a course they have failed.
Any of the following automatically places a student on probation:

  • a grade of F; a grade of D minus
  • more than one D;
  • GPA below 2.0 (C) for M. Div. or M.A.R.E. students;
  • GPA below 3.0 (B) for other M.A. students; or
  • GPA below 3.3(B+) for D. Min. students

A student may remedy the situation for which probation was imposed by:

  • satisfactorily repeating a required course in which an F/ D minus was received, or taking a comparable course with departmental permission;
  • satisfactorily completing the following semester‘s work, if an F/ D minus was received in an elective course;
  • satisfactorily repeating or replacing, with departmental permission if necessary, one of two courses in which Ds were received; or
  • bringing one‘s GPA to the required level.

Quantitive Standard

MDIV-Students must complete 81 credits hours within 7 years
MA-Students must complete 48 credits within 4 years
DMIN-Students must complete 27 credits within 6 years