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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is defined as proceeding toward successful completion of degree requirements. The OSU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is required by federal regulations to determine whether a student is progressing toward the degree requirements. The official record of the OSU Registrar is reviewed to determine student compliance with this Policy.

To ensure all potential applicants for federal and state student aid know their eligibility status, all students will be assessed at the end of each semester, regardless of whether they are applying for federal financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the time of the SAP evaluation.

This Policy pertains only to eligibility for federal and state assistance, as well as Oklahoma's Promise and Cowboy Covenant. A recipient of an OSU cash or tuition scholarship/tuition waiver, or athletic grant-in-aid must meet the eligibility requirements of the respective program. If you have questions about the monitoring of satisfactory progress not addressed in this Policy, please contact our office.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements:

Courses/Grades Used in Determining Satisfactory Academic Progress:

Failure to Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress:

Financial Aid Ineligibility:

Financial Aid Probation:


Appeal Form

Request for Consideration of a Late Appeal

Academic Progress Requirements for Continued Aid Eligibility

Remaining Hours Required for Degree Completion Form

SAP Frequently Asked Questions

SAP Policy (PDF)

Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This provision includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.