(SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROCESS)
To ensure the rigor and academic integrity of all NewSchool’s degree programs, students are required to meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards to continue enrollment in a degree program. In addition, students are required to meet SAP standards to be eligible for financial aid (federal, state, institutional, and military education benefits).
To be considered as making satisfactory progress, students must maintain a specified cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and proceed through the program leading to completion within 150% of the normal program length.
Students who do not meet cumulative SAP standards will be notified by the Registrar’s Office of the conditions regarding their SAP status through their official NewSchool email account. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be notified of students utilizing military education benefits who do not achieve SAP, and benefits may be cancelled.
NewSchool has determined GPA and time limit requirements in compliance with federal, state, and accreditation standards.
The minimum quarter GPA and CGPA for undergraduate students is 2.0, as calculated on a 4-point scale.
The minimum quarter GPA and CGPA for graduate students is 3.0, as calculated on a 4-point scale.
The maximum timeframe to complete a degree is one and one half (1.5) times the normal program length. All program requirements must be completed by the maximum timeframe.
MINIMUM GPA AND TIME LIMIT REQUIREMENTS
Minimum GPA and Time Limit Requirements
The Registrar’s Office evaluates SAP at the end of each quarter. Student progress is reviewed for both minimum quarter grade point average, cumulative GPA and progress toward completion.
Students who do not meet the quarterly minimum requirements for making SAP but do meet the cumulative requirements at the end of the quarter will be placed on SAP Notification for the next quarter. The goal of the notification is to prevent students from being placed on SAP Warning status.
Students who do not meet the cumulative minimum requirements for making SAP at the end of the quarter are placed on SAP Warning. Students will be given one quarter of attempted coursework to meet the cumulative minimum requirements for SAP. A SAP Warning status is assigned without an appeal or other action by the student. At the end of the SAP Warning period, students who do not meet the cumulative minimum requirements for SAP will be dismissed from NewSchool.
Dismissed students are not eligible to receive financial aid or military education benefits. Dismissed students should refer to the Appeal for Readmission.