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Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

The U.S. Department of Education requires all students that receive financial aid must make progress toward their program of study. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the measure of a student’s overall progress. Northern Essex Community College has created the following standards to comply with the federal regulations. Students who fail to meet these standards may not receive financial aid, including loans.

A student’s entire academic history will be reviewed for the purposes of determining SAP, including credits not paid for by financial aid. For all degree and certificate students, progress will be reviewed after the fall and spring and summer semesters.

View/print the SAP Policy (PDF).