Herkimer College expects students to remain in good academic standing, which means students must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) towards completing their degree or certificate program. Herkimer College reviews SAP each term (fall, winter, spring, and summer).
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (see SAP qualitative chart) including remedial and repeated courses to be in good academic standing.
- Students must complete their educational program in no longer than 150% of the published length of the educational program (An example of 150% would be attempting 96 credits for a 64 credit hour program.)
- Students’ earned credits must be equal to or greater than the respective percentage of their attempted credits (see SAP quantitative chart) in the evaluated term.
Attempted credits include remedial, developmental, withdrawn, transferred, incompletes, and all credit bearing courses including “F” grades.
Earned credits include grades of A, B, C, and D (+/-), including transfer as well as remedial credits. Repeated courses count as earned credits only once.
A student who fails below the satisfactory academic progress standards will be notified by the Provost Office. A student who is not making SAP will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the following semester and will remain eligible for financial aid. If a student on Financial Aid Warning fails SAP, the student will be placed on Academic Dismissal and will no longer be eligible for federal aid. Students who feel they have extenuating circumstances that led to their dismissal may appeal the dismissal status. Students who are granted a financial aid reinstatement based on their appeal will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. Note: Decision of Financial Appeals are separate from Academic Appeals.