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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.

If a student fails any of the SAP standards, the student’s financial aid eligibility will be suspended, this includes the ability to apply for an alternative/private student loan.

2021-2022 Appeal Deadlines

Fall/Winter - August 20, 2021

Spring - January 14, 2022

Summer - May 27, 2022




2021-2022 Appeal Documents

2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal

2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Advisor Form

Note: If you are failing for Maximum Timeframe you are required to submit both the SAP Appeal form and the SAP Advisor form. GPA and Pace of Progress only require the SAP Appeal form.