Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy


When you accept your financial aid you are accepting the responsibility of meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. Please review all of this information carefully. You are responsible for understanding these requirements

SAP Standards

Enrollment Range


Table showing enrollment range for undergrad, grad and post graduates students.

Enrollment Range Undergraduates Post Baccalaureates Graduates
Full-Time 12 or more credits 12 or more credits 10 or more credits
3/4- Time 9 - 11 credits ----------- -----------
1/2 - Time 6 - 8 credits 6 - 11 credits 5 - 9 credits
less than 1/2 - Time 1 - 5 credits Not eligible Not eligible
  • Note: Communication of Satisfactory Progress Status will be sent through your CWU Outlook email account and recorded on MyCWU.
  • Email WARNINGS: Undergraduates may receive a warning by email at 225 attempted credits. Aid will be discontinued at 270 attempted credits. Post Baccalaureates and Graduates may receive a warning at 100 attempted credits; aid will be discontinued at 135 attempted credits.
  • Contact Financial Aid for an adjustment if your particular degree requires more than the standard number of credits.

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