Virginia Commonwealth University

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

SAP Requirements for Undergraduate Students

This category of students includes baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate.

GPA - The student's cumulative GPA must be a least at the GPA minimum for appropriate grade level. Transfer hour are included. Please see the table below:

Credit Hours Attempted

GPA Minimum

1-23

1.5

24-53

1.8

54-84

2.0

85 or above

2.0

Completion Rate - The student must complete at least 67% of their overall attempted hours at VCU (transfer and A.P. credit hours are included). Please see below for examples of earned credits needed to meet the Completion Rate requirement:

Grade Level

Credit Hours Attempted

Number of Earned Credits
needed to meet
Completion Rate

Freshman

23

16

Sophomore

53

36

Junior

84

57

 

Maximum Credits of Eligibility - The student attempts more than 150% of the hours required for their degree program (including transfer and A.P. credits hours). Please see below for an example:

Example: A student in an undergraduate program that requires 120 credit hours will have eligibility for aid suspended after attempting more than 180 credit hours.

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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Richmond, VA 23284

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