FINANCIAL AID academic process is evaluated after each long semester and summer term with the following standards as mandated by the federal regulations: • Qualitative (Grades and Cumulative Grade Point Average) • Quantitative (Maximum Time Frame for completion) This review will include all periods of the student’s enrollment, even those for which the student did not receive financial aid. Students are expected to be continuously aware of their grades.
DMC Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
Del Mar College has adopted the following Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (be advised these standards apply to all financial aid programs unless the terms of a particular program indicate otherwise): Federal/State Regulations require students to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress at the time they receive financial assistance. All financial aid recipients must be enrolled in a program of study leading to an Associate’s degree or a certificate program. All course work attempted at Del Mar College will be evaluated, regardless of whether the student previously received assistance. All transfer course work, accepted for credit, will be counted towards the maximum time frame. A student’s academic progress is evaluated after each long semester and at the end of the summer session. The evaluation includes all coursework attempted for the semester/sessions (withdrawals, incompletes and “R” grades will be included in determining the total number of hours for which the student enrolled). It also includes all periods of the student’s enrollment, even those for which the student did not receive financial aid. (Rapid Track semesters, mini-semesters and Maymesters will be included in the semester in which they began.) The Progress Standards required are shown below: • Must successfully complete the number of hours/credits stated below: - Students enrolled for a full-time course load, 12 hours or more, will be required to pass a minimum of nine (9) semesters hours of the courses enrolled. - Students enrolled for three-quarter time, 9 to 11 hours, will be required to pass a minimum of six (6) semesters hours of the courses enrolled. - Students enrolled for half-time, 6 to 8 hours, will be required to pass six (6) hours of the courses enrolled. - Students who enroll for less than six (6) hours must complete all hours attempted. • Must have a 2.0 or better GPA on the minimum numbers of hours required to pass. • Must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA at the end of the fourth semester, including Summer Terms. • Must complete a certificate/degree program within the maximum time frame of 150% of the published length of the educational program your current major. For example, if a student is pursuing a program (certificate/associate degree) requiring 64 credit hours, no financial consideration would be available after completing 96 credit hours, even if the student has not yet earned the certificate/associate degree and meets all other satisfactory academic progress standards. (64 X 150%=96) 31
2012-2013 Edition of the Catalog and Student Handbook for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas