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Satisfactory Academic Progress

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Federal regulations require that MCC review the cumulative academic progress of financial aid applicants enrolled in an eligible degree and/or certificate program to determine whether a student is making satisfactory progress towards their educational goal. Review of Satisfactory Academic Progress will take place at the end of each semester.


 Satisfactory Academic Progress Criteria

(a) Cumulative GPA Requirement

(i) Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all credits attempted.

(b) Cumulative Completion Rate

(i) Students must complete at least 67% of cumulative attempted credit hours.  (Credits Completed / Credits Attempted) x 100 = Completion Rate

(c) Maximum Time Frame

(i) Once students have attempted 110% of the number of credit hours required for their degree or eligible certificate program, they will be required to submit a degree completion evaluation with the signature of an academic advisor or counselor in order to be considered for continued financial aid eligibility.

(ii) Students that do not complete their eligible degree/certificate program within 150% of scheduled program length will be placed on financial aid suspension.


 Student Financial Aid Academic Progress Appeals

A student may appeal when they have been placed on financial aid suspension. The student is responsible for presenting sufficient information and documentation to substantiate the existence of extenuating circumstances.



Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form.doc
Degree Evaluation Form
Professional Judgement for System