Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.
Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.
The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.
Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.
For financial aid purposes, good academic standing consists of two elements: satisfactory academic progress and program pursuit. Satisfactory progress is a measure of the student’s achievement (Required grade point average (GPA) at the end of each semester.) The first section relates to the undergraduate standards and the second section relates to the Graduate standards.
To remain eligible for Federal Title IV aid, students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) towards completion of their degree. SAP is measured by a qualitative standard (Students must maintain a minimum GPA.) and a quantitative standard (Students must earn a certain percentage of credits attempted.) Monroe College monitors SAP at the end of each semester.
GPAs will be reviewed at the end of each semester:
Academic Progress (Academic Year 2016-17)
Quantitative Standard Semester 1-3 Must complete 50% of courses attempted with passing grades.*Semester 4-12 Must complete 67% of courses attempted with passing grades.*
Students will be
dismissed from the College if Qualitative Standards are not met.Students may be placed on SAP Federal
one payment period (semester) if Quantitative Standards are not met. Quantitative Standards must be met at the end of the SAP Federal Warning payment period.
*All credit classes, regardless of grade, that are applicable to a student's program of study are counted as attempted courses for quantitative purposes and for maximum number of attempted credits allowed.
For students whose first semester at Monroe College is less-than-full-time, the SAP policy is as follows:
Students who are less than full-time in their first semester at Monroe College have not reached the measurement threshold for a first-semester SAP determination. Such students continue to be eligible for Title IV aid. At the end of the second semester, students must meet first-semester SAP requirements. Students with a semester count of 1.5 must meet semester 1 SAP requirements.
Maximum Number of
receiving federal aid must complete their degrees within 150% of the normal
time for completion. For example, students may not attempt more than 90 credits
to earn the 60 credits needed for an associate degree or 180 credits to earn
the 120 credits needed for a bachelor’s degree or 225 credits to earn the 150
credits needed for the 5-year bachelor’s degree.
may regain Title IV eligibility by meeting the qualitative and quantitative standards.
A student who fails to achieve required quantitative standards receives a Federal SAP Warning status but remains eligible for Title IV Federal aid. Such a student must achieve SAP standards after one payment period. Failure to do so will result in the loss of Title IV aid.
Students who fail to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) or who will fail to complete their degree within the maximum time frame may appeal the loss of their Title IV eligibility. If the appeal is granted, the student is placed on probation or an academic plan. The student remains eligible for Title IV aid during the probationary period or as long as the academic plan is successfully followed.
Students can initiate appeals at the appropriate Student Services Office or Student Financial Services Office. SAP appeals are considered on a case by case basis where extenuating circumstances prevented the student from meeting SAP requirements. Documentation of the circumstances is required in addition to an explanation of how the student's current circumstances have changed to now enable him/her to successfully meet SAP requirements after one probationary period or by following a customized academic plan.
semesters where the student is either non-matriculated or does not receive any
Title IV assistance, all relevant courses taken will count as courses attempted
for the cumulative quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Monroe College considers a minimum of 12 credits to be a semester equivalent. Because the College does not transfer the value of letter grades, students who transfer credits from another institution will be placed on the SAP chart according to the semester that corresponds to their accepted number of transfer credits. If the minimum cumulative GPA is not met at the end of the transfer student’s first semester, the student is placed on academic probation and must meet the required standard at the end of his/her second semester in order to remain in good academic standing. Please note: Students who transfer in less than 12 credits must meet the required cumulative GPA at the end of their first semester.
Students pursuing a second degree shall measure Satisfactory Academic Progress
(SAP) by counting the credits accepted toward the second degree as both credits
attempted and credits earned. (Please note that students attempting a second
bachelor’s degree are only eligible for Direct Student Loans.)
of Major/Change of Degree
Students who change majors will have
their quantitative standards of progress calculated from the
time of the change of major to include all credits attempted and earned that
are applicable to the new major.
Academic Progress (Academic Year 2016-17)
Assistance Program (TAP) guidelines
To remain eligible for federal Title IV aid, students must make satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of their degree. SAP is measured by a qualitative standard (GPA) and a quantitative standard. Monroe College monitors SAP at the end of each payment period.
The quantitative standard requires that students complete a minimum of 67% of their attempted courses. Students who fail to meet this standard are placed on Federal SAP Warning and students continue to be eligible for Title IV funding, but must achieve the required standard by the end of the following payment period. For purposes of this calculation, percentages are rounded up.For students who change their program of study, the quantitative standard will be calculated from the time of the program change only including attempted credits that are applicable to the new program of study.