Satisfactory Academic Progress
Degree-seeking students are considered active when they are enrolled in their program, they have been registered for at least one course and have not been administratively withdrawn for any reason. In order for active students to meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP), they must earn a minimum of 6 credits per term at Patten University. A student will continue meeting satisfactory academic progress until they have a term in which they fail to successfully earn a minimum of 6 credits at Patten University.
Students who earn less than 6 credits at Patten University in a term will be placed on SAP probation. The student will be allowed to continue into a subsequent term on a probationary status. Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits at Patten University by the end of their probationary term and be in good academic standing to continue in their program.
Students who fail to meet satisfactory academic progress and do not earn any credits in a given term will be withdrawn from Patten University and will be held accountable for the financial responsibility of their contract and tuition payments.
If a documentable explanation can be provided for not meeting SAP requirements to Patten University, an additional probationary term may be granted. The probationary term requires a student to complete a minimum of 6 credits and carry the minimum program GPA. No extensions will be granted at the end of that term. If the conditions are not met, the student will be withdrawn from Patten University. A student will not be allowed to appeal for re-enrollment into their program for a minimum of 16 weeks from their last term end date.
Students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 for the undergraduate program or a 3.0 GPA for the graduate program. If a student fails to maintain the required GPA at the end of their term, they will be placed on academic probation. Probationary students who fail to maintain a 2.0/3.0 GPA in the subsequent term will be dismissed.
This academic action will be noted on the student’s permanent record and appear on the transcript. An academically dismissed student will not allowed to re-enroll for a period of 16 weeks from their last term end date before a consideration of reinstatement may be made through the appropriate dean.