Standards of Academic Progress

​At The University of Findlay, once you are awarded a merit scholarship, you are promised that same level of scholarship each year of your undergraduate education as along as you maintain in good academic standing. Good academic standing at UF is considered:
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of either 1.7 (freshman), 1.8 (sophomore) or 2.0 (junior and senior) 
  • Completion of 67% of student's attempted credit hours and the end of every enrollment period
  • Complete the program within 150% of the published length of the program. For example, if a program is expected to be completed in four years, the student must complete the program within six years to continue to be awarded merit scholarship dollars.

Additional Details About What it Means to be in Good Academic Standing at UF


Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards used to measure satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. University of Findlay students are required to meet three quality academic standards (qualitative, quantitative and longevity) to remain in good academic standing, as well as to maintain eligibility for State of Ohio and Federal Title IV Financial Aid. All three quality academic standards are reviewed at the end of each semester. 

 

Qualitative Standard:

 

  • Grade Point Average: The first required element of the qualitative standard uses the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the end of each term, using the scale outlined below, to measure the student’s satisfactory academic progress:

 

 

​Academic Year ​Minimum GPA
​Freshman (fewer than 27 earned credit hours) ​1.7
​Sophomore (27-58 earned credit hours) ​1.8
​Junior (58-88 earned credit hours) ​2.0
​Senior (at least 88 earned credit hours) ​​2.0
 

 

Quantitative Standards:

 
  • Completion Percentage

 

The quantitative standard uses a student’s cumulative completion percentage to measure the student’s satisfactory academic progress. A student must successfully complete a minimum of 67% of his/her cumulative attempted credit hours at the end of every enrollment period in order to maintain good academic standing. 

 

 

 

Longevity Standard (Maximum timeframe for degree completion)

 

The longevity standard uses the maximum timeframe of 150% of the published length of an undergraduate program for degree completion to measure a student’s satisfactory academic progress. Please note transfer credits do count towards the 150% of the published length of an undergraduate program.


Failure to meet any of the three standards of satisfactory academic progress may result in a student being placed on financial aid warning or financial aid suspension.