At the end of each semester, a student’s academic progress will be reviewed by comparing the cumulative number of attempted credit hours with the number of credit hours earned. Students must complete at least 2/3 of the hours attempted to remain eligible for financial aid. When academic progress is measured, all work attempted at JSCC and all transferred in credit hours from other institutions will be considered.
The following information is considered when evaluating a student’s satisfactory academic progress:
- Withdrawals (W, WP and WF), incompletes (I and IP) and failures (F) are considered attempted but not earned hours.
- Repeated courses and courses for which the student has been granted academic bankruptcy are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned hours. Financial aid will cover the repeat of a course that a student has previously passed up to one time.
- Audited courses are not considered credits attempted or earned. Students cannot use Title IV funds to pay for audited courses.
- Transfer credits do not count in the calculation of the GPA, but they are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned hours.
- Students who do not meet these requirements will be terminated from financial aid.