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 Site 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 2015-16)
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 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.
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.
have the right to appeal a loss of eligibility for quantitative standards if
mitigating circumstances prevented them from achieving the required standards.
Proof of such circumstances will be required. Examples of mitigating
circumstances are medical issues, the death of an immediate family member, domestic
violence situations, etc. Appeals must be submitted to the appropriate
Student Services Administrator and must be approved by the Director of Financial Aid
on the New Rochelle Campus and the Director of Financial Aid Compliance on the Bronx campus.
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.
For the purpose of achieving Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), transfer
credits will be accepted toward the degree as both credits attempted and
credits earned. Because the college does not transfer letter grades, students
who transfer from another institution will be placed on the SAP chart according
to the semester that corresponds to the number of accepted credits. Students
who transfer in 15 or more credits and do not meet the required GPA at the end
of their first semester will be given a "warning" status and remain
eligible for Title IV aid. They must achieve the required GPA by the end of the
following payment period.
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.
courses will be considered course attempts. The highest passing grade will
replace the lowest grade
will be considered course attempts but will not count towards a student’s GPA.
Noncredit remedial courses will not be considered course attempts and will not count towards a student’s GPA in the Determination of Attempted Credits and Effect on GPA list.
Academic Progress (Academic Year 2015-16)
Assistance Program (TAP) guidelines
may regain Title IV eligibility by meeting the qualitative and quantitative standards.
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.