Satisfactory Academic Progress

In accordance with the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 34 CFR 668.34, all degree candidates must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) during their studies. All degree students’ academic records will be reviewed annually to ensure that they are making Satisfactory Academic Progress. A student who fails to make Satisfactory Academic Progress may be subject to academic action. Additionally, students who fail to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may not be eligible for federal and need-based institutional financial aid. All students, regardless of financial aid status, will be held to the standards outlined by the US Department of Education in regards to academic progress.

A student can receive Federal Title IV aid and BU need-based aid for repeating a course in which the previous grade received was insufficient (“W” or “F”) to meet degree requirements. A student can receive Federal Title IV aid and BU need-based aid for repeating a course in which the previous grade received was sufficient to meet degree requirements (but perhaps seeking a stronger grade) only if they are otherwise enrolled in at least 12 other academic credits.

Merit award recipients must meet the merit award renewal criteria established for the particular scholarship(s) they are receiving.

For specific school requirements, please visit the following pages:

School of Public Health

https://www.bu.edu/academics/sph/policies/academic-progress-and-graduation/

School of Dental Medicine

https://www.bu.edu/academics/sdm/policies/academic-progress-and-graduation/

School of Medicine

https://www.bu.edu/academics/busm/policies/academic-progress-and-graduation/