Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid

Undergraduate Students
Students wishing to apply for and receive Title IV assistance must meet specific academic progress requirements in order to maintain Title IV financial aid eligibility. Satisfactory academic progress requires a student to accumulate a minimum number of credit hours over a maximum timeframe and a minimum cumulative grade point average for each period of attendance.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined by the following criteria:

• Quantitative Measurement

o Pace of Progression (Credit Hours)

• Qualitative Measurement (GPA)

o Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average. 

Students must complete attempted hours according to the following (Quantitative Measurement):

• Completion of 67 percent of cumulative hours attempted, 

*i.e. 12 hours attempted, 8 hours must be completed (8/12 = 67 percent).

• Grades of “I,” “W,” or “F” are considered attempted hours.

• Transfer credit hours accepted by Lindenwood University will count as both attempted and completed hours.

• Once a student completes coursework for an “I” grade, or a grade is changed, academic progress will be reviewed again by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (Qualitative Measurement).