Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards for Undergraduate Students

Quantitative Progress
To be considered making satisfactory quantitative progress, you must successfully complete at least 75 percent of the hours attempted. Failing grades (D, F) or withdrawal (W) will not be computed in the number of hours completed.

Qualitative Progress
To be considered making satisfactory qualitative progress, you must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00

Maximum Time Frame and Credit Hours
Students may receive financial assistance for up to one and one-third times the normal program length (133.33 percent). Part-time attendance counts in this calculation. The normal program length for an undergraduate degree is 124 credit hours, therefore, 165 credit hours would be the maximum number for which an undergraduate student could receive financial aid. Only hours applicable to the Saint Luke’s College Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will be counted.

Student Financial Appeals Process
A student who fails to make satisfactory academic progress may appeal, in writing, the loss of eligibility. The appeal must be based on documented mitigating circumstances that were clearly beyond the student’s control. Types of required documentation may include doctor and hospital reports, legal documents, written statement/information from a relative or other official source as deemed appropriate by the Student Affairs Committee.

Written appeals and all supporting documentation must be received by the Financial Aid Office by 14 days prior to the beginning of the semester. The Student Affairs Committee will review the written appeal and supporting documentation and notify the student in writing of the appeal decision within 14 days of the date received.

To appeal the decision of the Student Affairs Committee, the student must submit a written appeal and all supporting documentation to the President’s Office within seven days of the date of the Student Affairs Committee written response. The decision of the President is final.
Saint Luke’s College Policy CO-021

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards for Graduate Students

Quantitative Progress
To be considered making satisfactory quantitative progress, you must successfully complete at least 66 percent of the hours attempted. Failing grades (C, D, F) or withdrawal (W) will not be computed in the number of hours completed.

Qualitative Progress
To be considered making satisfactory qualitative progress, you must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Maximum Time Frame and Credit Hours
Students may receive financial assistance for up to one and one-half times the normal program length (150 percent). Part-time attendance counts in this calculation. The normal program length for an undergraduate degree is 45 credit hours. Only hours applicable to the Saint Luke’s College Master of Science in Nursing will be counted.

Student Financial Appeals Process
A student who fails to make satisfactory academic progress may appeal, in writing, the loss of eligibility. The appeal must be based on documented mitigating circumstances that were clearly beyond the student’s control. Types of required documentation may include doctor and hospital reports, legal documents, written statement/information from a relative or other official source as deemed appropriate by the Student Affairs Committee.

Written appeals and all supporting documentation must be received by the Financial Aid Office by 14 days prior to the beginning of the semester. The Student Affairs Committee will review the written appeal and supporting documentation and notify the student in writing of the appeal decision within 14 days of the date the appeal was received. To appeal the decision of the Student Affairs Committee, the student must submit a written appeal and all supporting documentation to the President’s Office within seven days of the date of the Student Affairs Committee’s written response. The decision of the President is final.
Saint Luke’s College Policy CO-022 - Approved 10/29/2015