Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) is committed to ensuring students’ academic success. The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended requires UA Little Rock to establish a policy that will enforce academic progress standards to ensure students receiving federal financial aid are making timely progress to complete their intended program of study.

Policy in effect through Summer 2021

  • Academic records for undergraduate and graduate students will be reviewed after each period of enrollment (fall, spring, and summer) to confirm that students are making satisfactory academic progress, also referred to as SAP.
  • Academic records for law students will be reviewed annually in August.
  • All student records will be reviewed.
  • Federal financial aid recipients will be notified if they are not meeting any of the following three academic progress standards: cumulative grade point average (GPA), pace of progression, and maximum time frame.

2020-2021 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Effective Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021

 

Policy in effect beginning Fall 2021

  • Academic records for all students will be reviewed annually, following the conclusion of the spring semester, to confirm that students are making satisfactory academic progress, also referred to as SAP.
  • Records will be reviewed for any student with enrollment during the review period.
  • In order to meet the conditions for SAP, a student must meet the minimum requirements for all three academic progress standards (pace of progression, maximum time frame and cumulative grade point average/GPA) at the time of evaluation.
  • If a student fails to meet the minimum SAP standards, all future federal financial aid will be canceled. No warning status will be given.
  • Federal financial aid recipients will be notified if academic progress standards are not met.

2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Effective Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022