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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

To be eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid, all students are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.  The regulations provided by the U.S. Department of Education are geared to encourage student progress toward obtaining a degree. Virginia Tech has established its own policy to adhere to these guidelines.

It is important to note these requirements may differ from standards for Academic Suspension. SAP and Academic Suspension are not related in any way. Getting approval for a SAP Appeal does not allow a student to be removed from Academic Suspension.

All federal, state, and institutional aid is subject to the SAP Policy. Alternative loans will not be certified unless a student is in compliance with SAP standards.

If a student fails any of the SAP standards, the student’s financial aid eligibility will be suspended.

Notification of Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students who have met these requirements will not receive any type of notification.  University Scholarships and Financial Aid will send a notification to students who have not met SAP standards stating ineligibility for financial aid. The notification will be sent by email to the student’s Virginia Tech email address and will outline the academic standards, reason(s) the student failed, and other pertinent information regarding appeal reason and procedures.


 Appeal Deadlines


Fall - August 19,2022
Winter - December 23, 2022
Spring - January 13, 2023
Summer - May 19, 2023


Summer - May 27, 2022


 SAP Appeal Forms


2022-2023 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal
2022-2023 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Advisor Form


2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal
2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Advisor Form
Note: When failing for Maximum Timeframe you are required to submit both the SAP Appeal form and the SAP Advisor form.