Under Federal Title IV law, a University's SAP requirements must meet certain minimum requirements, and be at least as strict as the University's standards for good academic standing. This policy applies to students applying for financial aid for semesters/periods of enrollment that begin with the summer 2013 semester.
The federal government requires an institution to use three measurements to determine SAP: qualitative, quantitative (pace), and maximum timeframe. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (or equivalent measure), maintain a minimum cumulative completion rate of courses attempted, and complete a degree or certificate within the University’s maximum timeframe. The standards used to evaluate academic progress are cumulative and, therefore must include all periods of the enrollment (even periods during which the student did not receive financial aid). The JHU School of Arts and Sciences & Engineering graduate students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward their academic objectives, as measured by these three standards: