College of Arts and Sciences Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)


All students enrolled in an undergraduate degree completion program or graduate program through the College of Arts and Sciences must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy as determined by the University of Redlands in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education. Students will be evaluated at the end of each payment period. SAP is evaluated both on quantitative and qualitative measurements. See below for an explanation of both measurements.

Quantitative SAP: CAS undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 units per semester. CAS graduate students must complete a minimum of 6 units per semester.

Qualitative SAP: All students must maintain a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 in undergraduate programs and 3.0 in graduate programs.

Students who do not maintain the SAP requirements will be placed on financial aid warning. Students will be notified, and have one semester to improve to SAP standards. If the student was not able to meet the requirements in the next semester, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension, and will be ineligible for financial aid. They will receive information on submitting an appeal, to reinstate their financial aid, if unusual or other considerable circumstances occurred. Otherwise, students may regain eligibility by meeting the GPA and unit completion requirements.