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Minnesota State College Southeast
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Satisfactory Academic Progress

SAP Appeals

Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress and are suspended from Academic/Financial Aid eligibility have the right to appeal based on unusual or extenuating circumstances.  If an appeal is approved based on the appeal process below, the student will retain Academic/Financial Aid eligibility under an appeal status and will be placed on Probation.

A. A suspended student has the right to appeal. If the student is dissatisfied with the committee's decision, the student may appeal to the Vice President of Academics. Decisions by the Vice President of Academics are final.

B. Students suspended from Academic/Financial Aid for academic progress have the right to appeal based on unusual or extenuating circumstances.  Examples of extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to: medical issues, death of an immediate family member, or other unique circumstances. To appeal, the student is required to contact the student services office at the campus they are attending.

C. Students who successfully appeal will be readmitted on probation.

D. Students who are on probation and do not meet the 2.5 GPA and 75% completion during the probationary term are suspended from the college for one full calendar year.

E. Students who are suspended for one calendar year are required to go through the appeals process again to return to the college.

F. If a student has completed in excess of 150% of maximum credits needed for attainment of chosen degree or certificate (including credits transferred), they are no longer eligible for financial aid.


If the student's appeal is approved, financial aid awards will be reinstated with the provisions as determined by the committee.  Students who have been suspended may regain their eligibility only through the institution's appeal process or when they are again meeting the institution's financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Neither paying for their own classes nor sitting out a period of time is sufficient in and of itself to reestablish a student's financial aid eligibility.

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