Admissions & Aid

What are the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirements for Me?


All schools that participate in Federal Financial Aid programs must establish a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy that establishes certain minimum academic progress requirements for students who are receiving Federal Aid.

Here's what you must do:

  1. Maintain an overall GPA of 2.0

  2. Complete 67% of all units that you attempt

  3. Complete your academic goal at SMC with the maximum time frame
    (If you are in an AA program or are transferring to a four year college,
    you will be expected to complete your studies by the time you attempt 90 units).

To find out more information about SMC's Financial Aid SAP Policy Page