Satisfactory Academic Progress
Updated: July 2020
"Satisfactory Academic Progress" (SAP) is the term used to signify a student's successful completion of coursework toward a degree or certificate. For federal, state, and institutional aid, the University is required to monitor the progress of each student toward degree or certificate completion. These academic standards apply for all periods of enrollment, regardless of whether or not aid was received. Students who fall behind in their coursework, or do not achieve minimum standards for grade point average and completed credits, may lose their eligibility for all types of federal, state, and institutional aid administered by our office. Students who are not meeting standards will be notified via the email on file in MyNEVADA.
Private loans SAP
Student who are meeting SAP standards are eligible to apply for private loan funding. Please visit our page on private loans to learn more about the process.
Students who are on financial aid suspension must have a successfully processed Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal or Maximum Time Frame Appeal on file with the financial aid office before a private loan request can be reviewed. Students may be eligible for private loan funding regardless of the appeal decision. Students who are not meeting federal SAP standards and are approved for private loan funding must maintain the following academic requirements in order to continue receiving private loan funding:
- Undergraduate students. 2.0 or above University of Nevada, Reno semester GPA and a 67% semester completion rate
- Graduate students/physician assistant. 3.0 or above University of Nevada, Reno semester GPA and a 67% semester completion rate
- Medical students. A 100% per term completion rate
Failure to maintain private loan SAP may result in the denial of future private loan requests.