Under Federal Title IV law, JHU’s SAP requirements must meet certain minimum criteria, and adhere to the University’s standards for Good Academic Standing. JHU grant and scholarship funding is also contingent upon maintaining SAP.

The JHU School of Arts and Sciences & Engineering undergraduate students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward their academic objectives, as measured by the standards below.

NOTE: Due to the University’s response to COVID-19, we are currently using an alternative qualitative measure. Full-time undergraduate students must earn satisfactory grades in at least 12 attempted credits per term to remain in good academic standing as well as to meet the qualitative standard for satisfactory academic progress. Students approved to take less than 12 credits in a term, must earn satisfactory grades in all attempted credits per term to remain in good academic standing as well as to meet the qualitative standard for satisfactory academic progress.

Minimum Cumulative Grade-Point Average (Qualitative Measure)
Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Grades from all coursework attempted at the JHU School of Arts and Sciences & Engineering are included in the GPA calculation. For fall and spring semesters, students must also earn a 2.0 GPA.
Minimum Cumulative Completion Rate (Quantitative Measure)
Financial aid recipients must maintain a cumulative completion rate of earned credits equal to or exceeding 67% of the credits attempted. In other words, if you have attempted 100 credits, you must have successfully earned at least 67. For fall and spring semesters, students must also earn 12 credits each semester.
Maximum Time Frame to Completion of Degree or Certificate
Students must complete the required course work within 150% of the published program length (e.g., 180 credits attempted for a 120 credit program).

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