The following chart outlines the minimum academic requirements for receipt of all New York State Aid programs:
* Applicable to students in a four-year degree program.
Program pursuit must be determined independently from satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory program pursuit is defined as receiving a passing or failing grade in a certain percentage of a full-time course load in each term for which an award is received. The percentage increases from 50 percent of the minimum full-time course load (six credits) in each term of study in the first year for which an award is received to 75 percent of the minimum full-time course load (nine credits) in each term of study in the second year for which an award is received, to 100 percent of the minimum full-time course load (12 credits) in each term thereafter.
If a student repeats a course for which previous credit has been earned of a D- grade or better, it is not counted as part of a full-time load for TAP purposes or as part of the required part-time load for APTS unless required by curriculum.
Decertification: Students failing to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress or Program Pursuit requirements will be denied aid the following semester. For example, students who do not meet the standards in the Fall semester will be decertified for the Spring semester.
Waiver Option (TAP/APTS): When there are extraordinary circumstances, students who do not meet state standards may apply for a one-time waiver during undergraduate study. Granting of a waiver is not automatic and is subject to review by the TAP certifying officer and/or a committee. Waiver applications and further information are available in the Registrar's Office.
Regaining Eligibility (TAP/APTS): There are four methods by which a student who has lost good academic standing may regain eligibility. The student may: