Financial Aid - Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Federal Student Aid regulations require that students receiving federal financial aid (including federal and state work-study) must make progress toward a degree/certificate according to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards set by Northern Arizona University.
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Academic suspension may occur at the end of the fall, spring, or summer term. You may not return to the university for at least one full term (fall, spring, or summer) after the suspension.
File a reinstatement appeal
Late appeals are not reviewed for any reason. The deadline is already determined by the last possible date that an appeal can be processed and sent to committee members for review before the committee meeting. All coursework must be completed prior to the start date of the term of reinstatement.
Undergraduate Academic Continuation Committee (UACC) approval
In order to return to the university, the UACC must approve your appeal. If you miss a deadline or fail to secure a successful reinstatement, you may be out for more than one term.
Reinstatement is never automatic and requires a majority vote from the UACC.
You have the strongest possibility of reinstatement if you can present documented proof of your commitment to academics that justifies the committee’s approval to remove your suspension. The committee will consider the following:
- 12 most recent units of documented academic coursework at another college, university, or higher learning institution with at least a 2.5 grade point average
- 12 units of documented academic coursework in progress at another college or university that will be completed before reinstatement and, when completed, shows at least a 2.5 grade point average
- a documented explanation of extenuating circumstances that resulted in your past poor academic performance and evidence that those circumstances have been resolved
- if you meet academic renewal guidelines
Notification of UACC decisions
All notifications regarding UACC decisions are communicated by the committee chair.
If your appeal is approved, the following will apply:
- meeting with an academic advisor
- meeting with other relevant university personnel
- providing requested documentation
you must satisfy each condition of the UACC as identified in your reinstatement letter including, but not limited to:
- you will return to the university with an academic standing of probation and the restrictions that accompany academic probation
- if your appeal is denied, your letter will include suggestions to better prepare for the next reinstatement appeal cycle
If your appeal is received late, you will be contacted and prompted to notify the chair of the UACC if you want your late appeal to be moved forward to the next reinstatement appeal cycle.
Learn how to withdraw from a term.
Readmission is required for undergraduate students who have not been enrolled for three consecutive fall/spring terms.
If you have not attended the university for three consecutive terms, complete the Application for Readmission.
Do not apply for admission through Undergraduate Admissions. When filing for readmission, there is no fee, and you are not required to attend orientation.