Academic Progress

Students are expected to make academic progress each term.Federal regulations require students meet certain academic standards to continue eligibility for federal student aid programs. Here is a summary of those standards for Mountwest Community & Technical College.

GPA Requirements

Associate Degree Students

Hours Attempted

Overall GPA

0 - 29

1.50

30 - 44

1.75

45 +

2.00

Hours Attempted

Associate Degree Students

Hours Attempted

Hours Passed vs. Hours Attempted

0 - 29

50%

30 - 44

58%

45 +

67%

Hours Attempted This calculation includes: every class ever attempted at a college or university from which Mountwest Community & Technical College accepts credit — successfully completed hours, failed hours, withdrawals, incomplete, repeated and non-credit remedial hours are included.

Required Ratio This is calculated by dividing total hours passed by total hours attempted. For example, if you have passed 10 hours and attempted 20 hours, your ratio equals 50%.(10÷20=50%)

Maximum Hours Based on the Federal 150% Rule, students may not exceed 1.5 times the maximum number of credit hours required to complete their major degree program. Only one uncompleted major degree program will be used to determine the maximum hours.

Financial Aid Suspension When you are on financial aid suspension you are not eligible for federal financial aid. No funds!

Appeals Under certain circumstances, it may be possible to appeal the loss of financial aid. Students wishing to appeal their financial aid suspension must complete the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) form and submit the requested documentation to the Office of Financial Aid (CTC building, B5). Appeals are not permitted while on Academic Suspension.

Special Conditional Status Successful financial aid suspension appeals will result in a special conditional status. You may continue to receive aid while in this status but you must meet ALL conditions of your appeal to continue to receive aid. Your academic progress will be monitored at the end of each semester while you are on special conditional status.