办公室 of Student Financial Services

Satisfactory 学术的进步 Standard

The Satisfactory 学术的进步 standard used for continued financial aid eligibility is a separate policy from the College's academic standard monitored by the 注册商's 办公室.

To be eligible to receive financial aid from Massachusetts College of Liberal 艺术s (MCLA), you must make satisfactory progress toward the completion of your degree within 6 years of full-time attendance or 12 years of part-time attendance (transfer credits are included in the 6 or 12 year calculation). If you don't maintain satisfactory academic progress, you are not entitled to receive aid.

进度要求

  • First year: Successfully complete 60% of your attempted credits (1-24) and have an overall minimum GPA of 1.75.

  • Subsequent years: Successfully complete 75% of your attempted credits (25-120) and have an overall GPA of 2.0, regardless of enrollment status.

例如:

第一年

If 30 credits taken, you must complete 18

If 18 credits taken, you must complete 11

If 12 credits taken, you must complete 7

年2 - 6
(or 2-12)

If 30 credits taken, you must complete 23

If 24 credits taken, you must complete 18

If 12 credits taken, you must complete 9

Your academic progress is measured at the end of the spring semester or after you complete your financial aid application, whichever date is later. If you start attending in January, you are evaluated after the spring semester (first semester of attendance) at the same time as other students and must meet the percentage of credits and GPA standards listed above.

Credits earned at other institutions aren't counted as "credits successfully completed" 除非一个 Off Campus Study Approval Form is processed by the 注册商's 办公室.

Credit bearing skills courses, courses withdrawn from after the drop period ('W'), and repeated courses are calculated when determining Satisfactory 学术的进步. If you withdraw during a semester or course, it is considered "attempted" and counts toward Satisfactory 学术的进步.

不完整的 & 通过继续 状态: If your satisfactory progress is pending due to 不完整的 or 通过继续 coursework, you must submit an appeal, described below.

重新接纳学生: If you had a prior progress problem while at MCLA, withdrew, and are readmitted, you must have at least six credit hours of transfer accepted to be in compliance with the standard for that year.

上诉: If you lose your financial aid eligibility due to exceptional circumstances, you may appeal to the 金融援助 Appeals Committee (the 金融援助 Director and Assistant Director, the 注册商, and one student representative). 你必须提交 your appeal in writing to the 金融援助 办公室 within two weeks of the date that you receive notification regarding loss of eligibility. 上诉必须包括:

  • A detailed description of the circumstances that contributed to your failure to make progress
  • Any available supporting documentation
  • A description of what changed that enables you to make satisfactory progress going 向前

You can only appeal twice during each degree program at MCLA. 如果你不上诉 or your appeal is denied, you are still re-evaluated at the end of the academic year 接下来的一年.