Satisfactory Academic Progress

All undergraduate and graduate students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to receive financial aid at James Madison University. Federal regulations require each institution to have a SAP policy, which establishes the minimum standards for financial aid eligibility. The university measures your academic performance based on three standards: Grade Point Average (GPA), Pace and Max Time.

If you are a continuing education student in the teacher licensure program and do not meet SAP requirements, follow the appeals process described for undergraduate students to request reconsideration.

Appeal Deadlines:

  • Summer: Tuesday, July 5
  • Fall: Monday, September 5
  • Spring: Monday, January 30

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