Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

SMU Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Federal, State, and Institutional Financial Aid

As of July 2011, SMU has updated their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy to accommodate the changes to the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as prescribed by the Program Integrity Regulations of 2010.

All undergraduate students will be evaluated at the end of each term to determine if they are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The change from annual evaluation to term evaluation gives SMU the ability to use the Warning term for students that fail to meet SAP for the 1st time.

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  term when SAP is measured.  These Policies and Procedures will be published on the Financial Aid Website.