School of Medicine Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
Medical students are considered to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and are eligible to receive federal financial aid as long as they are allowed to continue to be enrolled in the School of Medicine. All medical students are monitored by the Office of Medical Student Affairs by both qualitative and quantitative measures. Students are reviewed if they fail any courses and/or if they exceed the 6-year rule for completing their degree. Students who fail to meet the School of Medicine standards must appear before the Student Promotions Committee.
The Student Promotions Committee reviews the academic progress of all students with unsatisfactory scholarship, behavior or clinical competence and makes a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Medicine for corrective action or dismissal. All students appearing before the Student Promotions Committee are not considered to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and are ineligible for federal financial aid. If the Student Promotions Committee recommends to the Dean that the student return to school and the Dean concurs, he/she will be placed on an academic plan outlining what he/she must do to remain enrolled in the School of Medicine. He/she will be on financial aid probation and will be eligible to receive federal financial aid as long as he/she meets the conditions of the plan.
The Medical School Financial Aid Office will be notified of all students appearing before the Student Promotions Committee and the final decision of each student’s hearing.