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.

  • University Academic Suspension: A student on this suspension cannot enroll in classes at UNK unless the student appeals this suspension and meets certain requirements outlined by the University.
  • 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.
  • If a student is on both SAP suspension and University Academic Suspension, one appeal does not resolve both suspension statuses.
    • To appeal University Academic Suspension,  visit UNK's Academic Suspension Appeal page.
    • To appeal SAP Suspension for financial aid eligibility, remain on this page.

**The requirements for SAP changed in Fall 2019. These changes in 2019 are identified under each category below.

Requirements
Undergraduate
Second Bachelor's
Teaching Certificate
Additional Endorsement
Teacher Education Program
Graduate
Qualitative 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
Quantitative Requirements
Complete 67% of attempted hours
Maximum Time Frame
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