SAP stands for Satisfactory Academic Progress. At the end of each term (fall, spring, and summer), three SAP requirements are evaluated for each student: GPA, pacing, and maximum timeframe. The SAP requirements are GPA, maximum timeframe, and pacing. For GPA, a student must meet a minimum cumulative GPA requirement that depends on overall credit hours attempted. For maximum timeframe, a student must complete their degree in 189 credit hours (undergraduate) or 108 credit hours (graduate). For pacing, a student must earn at least 67% of credit hours attempted.
If you do not maintain SAP, you are placed on Financial Aid Warning and stay eligible for federal aid for one additional semester. If you have not met SAP requirements at the end of that semester, you are placed on Unsatisfactory Academic Progress and ineligible for financial aid.
You can see your current SAP status by following these steps. Select the “Financial Aid” tab on your iROAR account, then “My Financial Aid.” Select “Financial Aid Status” and then click on “Academic Progress.” Additionally, there are SAP calculators located on clemson.edu/financial-aid under “Forms and Resources.” Calculators are available for undergraduate and graduate students.