Satisfactory Academic Progress

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is required to establish minimum academic standards that students must meet to be eligible or maintain eligibility for federal and state financial aid, including grants, loans and college work study.

"Financial Aid Suspension" vs. "University Suspension"

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for financial aid eligibility and University standards for Academic Good Standing are not the same. If a student is on both SAP suspension and University Academic Suspension, one appeal does not resolve both suspension statuses.

  • SAP Suspension: A student on this suspension can still enroll in classes at the University, but is not eligible for financial aid unless he or she appeals their suspension and that suspension is approved.
    SAP Appeal Forms
  • University Academic Suspension: A student on this suspension cannot enroll in classes at UNK. Visit UNK's Academic Suspension Appeal page for more information.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirements

There are three components to SAP that students must meet requirements in: GPA, completion rate, and maximum time frame. The chart and drop-down items below further explain what these requirements are.
Second Bachelor's
Teaching Certificate
Additional Endorsement
Teacher Education Program
GPA Requirements
1.8 GPA or above for 1 - 24.99 attempted Credit Hours
1.9 GPA or above for 25 - 45.99 attempted Credit Hours
2.0 GPA or above for 46 and above attempted Credit Hours
2.0 GPA or above
2.75 GPA or above
3.0 GPA or above
Completion Rate Requirement
Complete 67% of attempted hours
Maximum Time Frame Requirements
More than 180 credit hours attempted toward a degree
Failure to meet academic plan
Attempted credit hours exceeds 150% of published length of the program