Satisfactory Progress Policy

Satisfactory Progress Policy

A student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in order to remain in training. SAP is cumulative in that it includes all periods of attendance, and all periods of attendance are counted toward the maximum time frame allotted. SAP is applied to all students equally. In order to comply with the School’s SAP policies, the student must:

  1. Be enrolled in a program of study with a valid enrollment agreement
  2. Complete his/her program within the maximum time allowed. The maximum time allowed is 150% of the published credit hour course length.
  3. Students who do not achieve a passing score will be offered a re-examination opportunity.
  4. Maintain satisfactory attendance

Grading Period:
The grading period begins on the first day of each course and ends upon the administration of the course exam.

Incomplete Grades:
An incomplete grade can only be given to students who are passing a course but who cannot complete the course for a good cause. These students will be awarded an incomplete, or “I” grade, and will be given an extension to complete the course. If the work is not completed within the agreed-upon time, the “I” grade will be automatically awarded an “F” grade for the course.

Course Withdrawals:

A grade of W (withdrawn) will not be considered as course work successfully completed but will be counted as course work attempted. W grades are not calculated into the SAP.

Remedial Work:

Remedial work is not provided nor required.

Failure to Meet SAP Standards:

If a student fails to meet the SAP standards, the School Director may place the student on academic probation.


Re-admission after termination for failing to meet SAP standards may be granted to an individual if a written appeal is made to the School and the individual substantiates that mitigating circumstances were involved and corrective measures have been taken to prevent a re-occurrence. Appeals must be made within 10 days of the date of SAP notification.


Students who have been dismissed for lack of SAP may apply to be re-admitted after a waiting period, to be determined by the School. Such students may be re-admitted under a probation status. Such students can re-establish SAP’s good standing by successfully completing one semester of course work while maintaining SAP.

Transferred or Re-admitted Students’ Maximum Time Frame:

Transferred or re-admitted students will be allowed a maximum time frame of 150% of the portion of the program remaining at the point of re-entry.

Progress Reports:

Written progress reports are not provided to students in the certificate programs due to the short-term duration of each program. As progress issues emerge they are addressed immediately with students through counseling with the instructor, Dean, or School Director.

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