Virginia Commonwealth University

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

SAP Requirements for Non-degree-seeking Students

This category of students includes those students who are not enrolled in a degree or certificate program (also called special students).

A non-degree-seeking student is ineligible for federal or state financial aid. However, if the student later enrolls in a degree or certificate program, all attempted courses including those taken while classified as a special student, must be evaluated when determining SAP status.

Although ineligible for federal or state financial aid, a non-degree-seeking student should be aware of SAP requirements in case he or she later enrolls in a degree or certificate program. A special student's academic history is evaluated against the SAP standards of GPA and completion rate as if he or she were enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

To ensure timely processing, the SAP Appeal form should be submitted to the VCU Office of Financial Aid within 30 days after receiving the suspension letter.


Financial Aid

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1015 Floyd Ave., 1st Floor
P.O. Box 843026
Richmond, VA 23284

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