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Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

SMU Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal regulations require that students meet specific Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to maintain eligibility for financial aid. SMU will evaluate your academic progress after each spring semester to determine if you are meeting the SAP requirements to maintain financial aid eligibility for the next academic year.

At SMU, this policy applies to federal, state, and institutional aid.

Updating and Dissemination of UG SAP Policy and Procedures

Undergraduate SAP Policy and Procedures will be reviewed and updated each fall term by a Committee of FA Advisers and a panel of Students. The Director of Financial Aid will approve any updates. Any policy changes will become effective at the end of each spring semester when SAP is measured.