Satisfactory Academic Progress

For the purpose of determining eligibility to receive federal financial aid funds, San Bernardino Valley College requires students to meet both a qualitative and quantitative standards for academic progress.  Our entire Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available at Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress Counseling is available at

https://sanbernardino.get-counseling.com

Students are encouraged to complete the online Satisfactory Academic Progress Counseling sessions to gain a better understanding of the requirements to maintain financial aid eligibility and avoid losing your financial aid. The following sessions are available

  • The Essentials to Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and What it Means to You for Associate's Degree Programs-For AA/AS/Transfer Programs
  • The Essentials to Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and What it Means to You for Certificate Programs-For Certificate Programs
  • A Refresher on the Impact of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • The Key Components to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Financial Aid Appeal Process
    Understanding the Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) and its Effects
  • Students on submitting a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal will need to complete a SAP Counseling Session upon submitting the appeal, and upon approval of an appeal.

In order for students to receive Title IV financial aid assistance the following Satisfactory Academic Progress standards must be met:


1. Qualitative Standard: Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA Standard). If all classes taken are credit/non-credit courses, the GPA requirement does not apply. Courses with grades of A,B, C, D, F are used to calculate a student’s GPA.  Use the calculator below to calculate your GPA. To calculate your projected cumulative GPA and your completion rate, use the calculator below.

 

2. Quantitative Standard: Students are required to complete a minimum of 67% of the number of units attempted (Completion Rate Standard). All Withdrawals (W), Incompletes (I), Failing (F), No Pass (NC or NP) and Report Delayed (RD) grades are considered units attempted. Repeated courses are also included in this standard.  Use the calculator below to calculate your Completion Rate Standard.

3. Maximum Time Frame: Student must have attempted less than 150% of the maximum cumulative units required for completion of their selected program of study.
Most degree programs at San Bernardino Valley College require 60 units for graduation. Thus, 90 attempted units is the maximum for which a student can receive financial assistance (60 attempted units x 150% = 90 attempted units).  Use the calculator below to calculate your Maximum Time Frame.