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Priority Dates

Summer: May 1
Fall: May 30
Spring: Nov 30

We encourage you to complete your Student Center “TO DO” list by the priority dates. This is when our financial aid offices' high volume period starts.

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What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?

SAP measures completion of coursework toward a certificate or degree. Federal regulations require us to monitor your progress. If you fall behind in coursework, or fail to achieve standards for GPA and completion of classes, you may lose eligibility for federal and state aid.

What is required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress?

  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Maintain a cumulative successful completion rate of a minimum of 67.00% of courses attempted.
  • Complete an eligible academic program in no more than 150% of the number of hours to finish the program. For example, if your program requires 60 credit hours, financial aid will not help pay your costs after you have taken 90 credit hours.

MCC's complete Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available on our web page.

How do I know whether I am meeting the requirements for SAP?

If it is determined you are failing to meet the requirements we will notify you in your student email account.

Who can answer questions about my SAP status?

Advisors can answer specific questions about your SAP status determination.

Last Modified: 10/26/15