certificate at a Peralta College.
1. Students receiving financial aid must maintain a cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA).
2. Grades of “W”, “F”, “FW”, “CR”, ”NC”, ”P”, ”NP” and “I” will be monitored and included toward
calculation of the 150% unit maximum time frame.
3. The completion of a course grade of “I” (Incomplete) will not be included for purposes of
determining enrollment status in a subsequent term.
4. A student may repeat a course one time for which a grade of “D” or higher is received.
5. A student may repeat a course for which an earned grade of “F” or “W” is received in order to
achieve a passing grade.
6. Instructors are strongly urged to use the “FW” grade for students who fail due to late term
7. A student with a grade of “F” who is being processed for payment by the Financial Aid Office
may be required by the financial aid office to provide documentation from the grading
instructor that the grade was earned by the student. The student must have attended class for
the term and earned a failing grade by such measure as determined by instruction that qualifies
a grade of “F”.
8. A student may repeat but not exceed the allowed number of repeats for courses listed in the
class schedule. These repeated classes will be included in the student’s enrollment status and a
grade for each class must be received. Financial aid payments will not be issued for
unauthorized repeated coursework, even if financial aid was not paid for the class the first time
it was repeated.
9. A student who uses transfer credits from college(s) outside the Peralta District must submit
transcript(s) for evaluation by an academic counselor or Admissions and Records Office. Those
units will be included in the calculation of the 150% program maximum time frame.
10. The pace of a student’s program completion will be evaluated when a student has reached 60
attempted units. If it is determined by the financial aid office that the student will be unable to
complete his/her program of study within the maximum time frame allowed, all financial aid will
11. Students with a Baccalaureate (Bachelor’s) or other graduate degree are considered to have
surpassed the maximum time frame and will be required to complete a financial aid
petition/appeal to be considered for a student loan. Note that filing an appeal may not qualify a
student for financial aid eligibility. The decision of the college on appeals is FINAL and may not
12. Students who fail to meet term grade point average (GPA), unit completion, allowance of 50% or
less for “W”, “I”, “NP” grade notation, or time-frame requirements will be placed in financial aid
Warning status and will be removed from this Warning status only if minimum academic
progress requirements are met in the subsequent (Warning) term.
13. Failure to meet minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements by the end of the
Warning semester will result in termination of financial aid and be placed on Disqualification