Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
To be eligible to receive Student Financial Aid funds, which includes financial aid from federal, state and institutional programs, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. Albany Technical College (ATC) is required by the U.S. Department of Education to establish minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress. Appeal of Financial Aid Suspension form means the student is proceeding in a positive manner toward fulfilling educational requirements, and SAP is calculated each semester. SAP includes all periods of the student's enrollment, including periods in which the student does not receive financial aid funds. The total cumulative earned hours consist of hours earned at ATC and accepted transfer credits. Transfer credits are not included in the computation of the cumulative GPA for financial aid unless the credit was earned while attending other schools as a Transient student (ATC student taking classes at another institution as an ATC student). Please note: When courses are repeated, all attempts at repeated courses will count in your cumulative GPA for financial aid.