Expunged Grades

Expunged Grades are included in the financial aid SAP calculation. Federal regulations do not allow for Academic Amnesty; therefore Expunged grades cannot be excluded from evaluation. This means that the GPA that appears on a student’s academic transcript will be different than the GPA used in the financial aid SAP calculation.

Students identified as not making SAP will receive notification via their campus email address. Students have the right to appeal the decision by submitting a SAP Appeal Form by the established deadline. Generally, the SAP Appeals Committee will consider appeals that involve circumstances beyond the student’s control that have had an impact upon the student’s academic performance.

The appeal must include a narrative of the extenuating circumstances (e.g., the student or an immediate family member suffered a serious illness or injury, death of a close relative, separation or divorce) that prevented the student from meeting the minimum requirements, and reasonable explanation of the expectation that the event/circumstances will not re-occur. Students are required to attach pertinent documentation supporting their appeal including their Appeal Letter and at least one piece of objective documentation. Furthermore, students who do not meet SAP after their financial aid probation semester are required to submit their academic plan to succeed in their program of study as well as carefully review their academic history.