Satisfactory Academic Progress

As regulated by federal and state law, students are required to meet or exceed Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements (SAP). Pine Technical and Community College monitor’s each student after the completion of each semester to determine if a student is meeting these requirements or not.

According to Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements students are required to:  

  1. Meet or exceed a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00
  2. Meet or exceed a cumulative completion rate of 67%
  3. Comply with maximum time frame for financial aid (150% of the published credit length of a declared program. For example, 90 credits is the maximum time frame for a 60-credit associate degree program).

Students who fail to meet the SAP requirements, will be placed on both an academic and financial aid warning for one semester. Students who fail to meet these requirements for two semesters (regardless of the time between the two semesters) will be placed on an academic and financial aid suspension and will no longer be eligible to receive financial aid or attend classes without a successful Suspension Appeal.


Suspension Appeal Form

Suspension Appeal Deadlines:

Summer 2024
Friday, May 24, 2024 – new students
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 – returning students

Fall 2024
Friday, August 16, 2024 – new students
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 – returning students

Spring 2025
Friday, January 3, 2025 – new students
Wednesday, January 8, 2025 – returning students

PTCC SAP Policy: 2PTCC.9 Satisfactory Academic Progress

For questions or additional support regarding SAP, please contact

Understanding and Maintaining SAP

Once a student has been placed on Academic Probation, it can take multiple semesters to return to good academic standing. Moving to a part time credit load may increase the time it takes a student to return to good academic standing. Monitoring course grades often and reviewing student transcripts at the end of each term, will help a student maintain awareness of their academic standing.

Use of a GPA calculator may be helpful to determine grade requirements for the current and/or future terms.

GPA Calculator

Pine has many resources to support students academically. Student services such as tutoring, study skills, registration help, and so much more are available for students both on and off campus. Staff can also connect students to other resources such as counseling, emergency assistance grants and community and technology resources to help students succeed academically and personally.

Students who are on academic warning or academic probation are strongly encouraged to work with the Student Success Coordinator to complete a Student Success Plan designed to help them work towards success in their courses. Students who do this are more likely to perform well during the semester and are more likely to return to good academic standing.

For questions or additional support regarding SAP, please contact

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