How will financial aid be affected when I am reviewed for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of spring 2020 term?

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress reviews overall earned hours divided by overall attempted hours for the percent completion criteria. If a student decides to take the pass/fail option for designated courses, if the student passes the class those credits will count in earned and attempted hours.

If a student fails the class, the credits will not count in the students earned hours (and would hurt the percent completion rate) but would count in the attempted hours portion. Pass/fail grades do not affect overall GPA. Kent State University welcomes appeals from students who have extenuating circumstances who receive notification at the end of May that they do not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

For more information on the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, students should refer to