SAP for Undergraduate Bachelor’s and Graduate Students

Qualitative Standard GPA

The qualitative standard is the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA). A student must maintain a certain cumulative grade point average (GPA) at Georgia State University to continue to remain eligible for financial aid.

  • Undergraduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
  • Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.

Quantitative Standard (Pace of Program Completion)

All students must complete at least 66.66 percent of all courses attempted at any college attended. Grades of IP are not considered passing for undergraduate students.

NOTE: Remedial and IEP coursework is included in the Qualitative and Quantitative standards.

Maximum Time Frame

A student is eligible to receive financial aid for a maximum number of overall attempted hours in the time frame allowed to complete the academic program.

NOTE: Academic Renewal – All hours are included in the Satisfactory Academic Progress calculation.

The program and maximum attempted hours are listed below:

Program of Study Maximum Attempted Hours
Undergraduate Bachelor’s 180*
Undergraduate Bachelor’s 2nd Degree Additional 90
Graduate 90*
Graduate 2nd Degree Additional 45
Doctoral Students are monitored by their perspective colleges
Law Students are monitored by the College of Law

*NOTE: Transfer hours are included.

Academic progress is checked at the end of Spring Semester every academic year. Failure to complete the minimum number of credit hours per academic year or maintain the minimum GPA will result in the cancellation of all federal, state and institutional funds. Students whose aid is canceled are not eligible for additional financial aid until the SAP standards are met.

Students that are identified as approaching the maximum time frame allowed to receive financial aid for his or her program of study will be reviewed to determine if the student will earn a degree  prior to, at, or after the maximum allowed hours.