Bronx

Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.

Queens

Monroe's Queens Extension Site is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.

  • Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

    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.

  • Federal Title IV Aid

    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.

    Qualitative Standards

    Cumulative GPAs will be reviewed at the end of each semester:

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (Academic Year 2015-16) 

    Qualitative Standards 
    SemesterCumulative GPA
    10.75
    21.25
    31.5
    41.75
    5-12 2.0


    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 Warning for 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.

     

     

     

     

     

    Loss of Title IV Eligibility

     

    1. Students who fail to achieve the cited qualitative (cumulative GPA) standards
    2. Students who fail to achieve the cited quantitative standards
    3. Students who attempt the same remedial course three times or complete the same remedial course twice without a passing grade.
    4. Students who attempt 150% of the credits required for the completion of their program

    Maximum Number of Attempted Credits:

    Students 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. 

     

     

    Regaining Title IV Eligibility

    Students may regain Title IV eligibility by meeting the qualitative and quantitative standards.

    Federal SAP Aid Warning

    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.

    SAP Appeal Process

    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.

    Non-Matriculated and Non-Title IV Semesters

    During 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.

    Treatment of Nonstandard Situations

    1.Transfer Students
    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.

    2.Second Degree Students
    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.)

    3.Change 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.

    Determination of Attempted Credits and Effect on the GPA

    • Official withdrawals (W) (initiated by the student) will be considered course attempts but will not count towards a student’s grade point average (GPA).
    • Administrative withdrawals (AW) (initiated by the college) will be considered course attempts and will count as an ‘F’ in a student’s grade point average.
    • Unofficial withdrawals (UW) initiated by the college will be considered course attempts, but will not count towards a student's grade point average (GPA).
    • Incomplete grades (I) will be considered course attempts and will count as an ‘F’ towards a student’s GPA.
    • All transfer and test-based credits earned will count as credits attempted and credits earned but will not count towards a student’s GPA.
    • Repeated courses will be considered course attempts. The highest passing grade will replace the lowest grade.
    • Noncredit remedial courses will not be considered course attempts and will not count towards a student’s GPA . 

       

    New York State Aid

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (Academic Year 2015-16)

    Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) guidelines

    Effective Fall 2011
    When to Use
    Students who received first TAP prior to Fall 2010 
    or
    Students enrolled in at least 6 semester hours of non-credit remedial coursework in first semester of their first TAP payment in Fall 2010 or later .

     

    Associate Degrees & Certificate Programs      
    Before being certified for this payment1st2nd3rd4th5th6th
    A student must have accrued at least these many credits039183045
    With at least this grade point average0.751.251.52.02.0
    Minimum number of credit hours that must be completed the prior semester0669912

     

    Baccalaureate Program          
    Before being certified for this payment1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th
    A student must have accrued at least these many credits039213345607590105
    With at least this grade point average01.11.251.52.02.02.02.02.02.0
    Minimum number of credit hours that must be completed the prior semester066991212121212

     

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (Academic Year 2015-2016) 
    Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) guidelines
    Effective Fall 2011
    When to Use
    Students who received first TAP prior to Fall 2010 
    or
    Students enrolled in less than  6 semester hours of non-credit remedial coursework.

    Associate Degrees & Certificate Programs      
    Before being certified for this payment1st2nd3rd4th5th6th
    A student must have accrued at least these many credits015273951
    With at least this grade point average01.31.50 1.8 2.0 2.0
    Minimum number of credit hours that must be completed the prior semester06912 12 12

    Baccalaureate Program          
    Before being certified for this payment1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th
    A student must have accrued at least these many credits0615 2739 51 668196111 
    With at least this grade point average01.51.81.82.02.02.02.02.02.0
    Minimum number of credit hours that must be completed the prior semester061212 1212121212


     

     

  • Graduate School Satisfactory Standards of Academic Progress (SAP)

    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.

    Qualitative Standard

    • Students are expected to earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
    • If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, he/she will be dismissed.
    • Students whose cumulative GPA falls between 2.00-2.99 will be placed on GRAD SAP WARNING and will continue to be eligible for Title IV funding;  however, they must achieve the required cumulative GPA of 3.0 by the end of the following  payment period to continue their eligibility for Title IV aid.
    • Students may only attempt a class twice.


     

     

     

    Quantitative Standard

    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.   

     

     

    Determination of Credits Attempted and Effect on GPA

    • An Official Withdrawal  is considered a course attempted, but does not count towards the GPA.
    • An Administrative withdrawal (initiated by the College) is considered a course attempted and counts as an “F” in a student’s GPA.
    • A repeated course is  considered a course attempted. The passing grade of the second attempt replaces the first earned grade.  Students may only attempt a course twice
    • An incomplete grade is considered a course attempted and counts as an F towards a student’s GPA.  
    • All transfer, proficiency, and prior learning credits count as attempted credits and credits earned , but do not count toward the student’s GPA. 

    Loss of Title IV Federal Aid Eligibility

    • Students who fail to achieve the required cumulative GPA of 3.0 following their Graduate SAP Warning statu
    • Students who fail to achieve the required quantitative standard (67%) following their Federal SAP Warning status
    • Students who attempt more than 15% of the credits required for the completion of their program.  A student may not attempt more than 54 credits to earn a degree that requires 36 credits.