Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) measures the qualitative and quantitative aspect of a student’s academic work as being adequate to receive your desired degree.
Academic probation is a warning that the student’s academic work does not meet the Seminary’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. A student in the MAC or MACS program will be placed on academic probation as follows:
- For students who have completed their first term (having completed at least one course but attempted less than 12 credit hours): the student's cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 1.95* or lower. This student must raise his or her GPA by the semester that he or she meets or exceeds 12 hours of coursework in an official program or be administratively withdrawn from his or her program. (*1.75 for MAC students in the residential program)
- For students who have completed or attempted 12 credit hours: the student’s cumulative GPA is between 1.96 and 2.00. This student is required to raise his or her GPA to 2.00** or above to be approved to graduate. (*1.76 and 1.80 for MAC students in the residential program; **1.80 for MAC students in the residential program)
If the student continues not to meet SAP standards as outlined above, they may be placed on suspension for federal student loans or VA benefits, or administratively withdrawn from their program by the seminary.