Academic Year Progression by Class
0 - 11.999
12 - 26.999
First Year 1st Semester
First Year 2nd Semester
27 - 55.999
56 - 91.999
There are three areas that are evaluated at the end of each semester: number of credit hours passed, cumulative grade point average, and maximum time frame for degree completion. Accepted transfer hours are counted as both attempted and completed hours.
Both the qualitative (grade-based) and quantitative (time-related) requirements must be met, regardless of full-time or part-time attendance.
At the time of evaluation, Incompletes (grades of “I”) do not affect a student’s cumulative GPA for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), but count as credit hours attempted towards both Pace and Maximum time frame (see below). Students with grades of Incomplete which become new letter grades prior to or during a subsequent period of enrollment must contact the Office of Financial Assistance for further evaluation.
The grade “W” received for a withdrawal after the add/drop period ends in the term does not affect a student’s cumulative GPA for SAP, but counts as credit hours attempted towards Pace and Maximum time frame.
Students are allowed to repeat a course and have it count toward enrollment for financial aid eligibility only once, unless it is a course that customarily can be repeated for credit. Each attempt at the course, however, will count towards a student’s Pace, and all other attempts with lower grades will count as unsuccessful credit hours attempted.
1. Minimum Cumulative GPA earned at Drew University
0 - 24
2. Minimum Annual Pace
A student must successfully complete at least 12 credits in each semester in which they are enrolled full-time, and at least 6 credits in each semester in which they are enrolled half-time.
In addition, full-time students must complete 24 credits by the end of the first year, 48 credits by the end of the second year, 72 credits by the end of the third year, 100 credits by the end of the fourth year, and a degree by the end of the fifth year. A year consists of a fall and spring term.
3. Maximum Time Frame
A student may attempt no more than 150% of the credit hours required by her/his degree program.
Maximum Attempted Hours Allowed
Students must graduate at the end of the term their general education and declared major shows as complete. Exceptions would need to be approved by the Academic Standing Committee.
Explanation of SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) Status Codes
System Generated Statuses
Manually Entered Exception Statuses
No Standing (00)
Probation 2 (P2)
Good Standing (GS)
Withdrawal Override (WO)
Required Withdrawal (RW)
Descriptions of academic standing status codes can be found here.