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Satisfactory Academic Progress
Appeal Maximum Timeframe
Clark State Community College students receiving federal ﬁnancial aid are required to meet
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. Evaluation of SAP is completed at the end of each
semester. Students who do not meet the SAP standards have the right to appeal. Clark State policy
allows each student 2 approved SAP appeals during their enrollment at Clark State.
Students are considered to have an eligible SAP status if they:
• Maintain the required cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or better.
• Satisfactorily complete enough credit hours to have a completion rate of 67.0% or higher.
• Will graduate within 150% of the credit hours required to complete their academic program.
To review the SAP policy, refer to: Clark State S.A.P. Policy
Satisfactory Academic Progress appeals can be ﬁled by students to document unforeseen and
extenuating circumstances that impacted the student’s ability to complete their degree or certiﬁcate
within 150% of required credit hours.
Appeals must be submitted 7 days before the start of the semester the student is seeking
reinstatement of federal student aid. Students will be notiﬁed of the decision (Approved, Pending or
Denied) by email to their Clark State student email.
All appeals must be signed by the student and a Success Coach/Faculty Advisor and include a
complete Academic Plan.
SECTION 1: Student Information
Name _____________________________________________Student ID Number__________________
Street Address ________________________________________________________________________
City_________________________________________ State_________________ Zip_______________
Primary Phone _____________________________
SECTION 2: Extenuating Circumstance(s)
Provide a typed, detailed statement explaining the extenuating circumstances that aected your
academic progress (for example, death in the family, major illness or unexpected employment
changes). Include the dates of each occurrence and documentation to verify the circumstances.
SECTION 3: Steps for Success
Provide a typed, detailed statement explaining how the extenuating circumstances were resolved and
what steps you are taking to regain successful academic progress.
SECTION 4: Conﬁrmation of academic advising meeting to discuss student’s academic plan.
Success Coach/Faculty Advisor Signature: ________________________________ Date ____________
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