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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) - Policies

If you find yourself in a disqualified status on your MyPortal, you may be eligible to do an appeal.

The SAP Status is a District Status, which includes courses taken at both De Anza and Foothill Colleges.   De Anza Student's SAP Status will be in a Foothill Term.

Status Definitions

Good Standing | Warning | Probation | Disqualification

Federal and State financial aid regulations require De Anza College to establish, publish, and apply qualitative, quantitative and incremental standards by which De Anza can determine whether a student requesting and/or receiving financial aid is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in his/her course of study. Financial Aid requires a declared major and enrollment in a Title IV eligible program (24 or more units in length.) De Anza College Financial Aid Office evaluates all three standards along with specific institutional policies to determine a student's eligibility. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be evaluated at the end of each quarter. Each SAP evaluation includes both the quarter and cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pace of progression completion rate.

SAP Standards:

Qualitative-Grade Point Average (GPA):

Quantitative-Pace of Progression:

Quantitative-Maximum Time Frame


Institutional Policies:


Reestablishing Eligibility

Student Appeals for Extenuating Circumstance



For Federal clarification, see the website.