Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • General Information

To remain eligible for federal, state and institutional financial aid, students must be meeting the standards for academic performance and progress as defined by NJIT’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (hereinafter referenced as SAP).

NJIT is required by federal and state regulations and institutional policy to determine whether a student is meeting SAP requirements according to the standard of measurements in the QUALITATIVE, QUANTITATIVE, and MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME components. SAP evaluation occurs once a year at the end of the spring semester payment period.

When calculating SAP, the student’s entire academic history must be considered regardless if the student received financial aid or not. This includes Advance Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits (for undergraduates), as well as transfer credits that reflect on the student’s academic transcript as courses that may apply to an NJIT degree.

New students (including first-time transfer students) enrolling for the first time will be considered initially to be meeting SAP.

For more information, please consult the following documents:

  Undergraduate Students - Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

  Graduate Students - Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

  Satisfactory Academic Progress Brochure

  USA Funds Life Skills Student Guide

  Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

Appeal Procedure

If a student fails one or more of the three measures (QUALITATIVE, QUANTITATIVE and MAXIMUM TIME FRAME), the student is not eligible for federal, state, or institutional financial aid, which includes grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.

However, students failing SAP standards who have had mitigating circumstances (i.e., death in the family, illness, involuntary military leave) may request reinstatement of their financial aid eligibility by completing the SAP Appeal for Financial Aid Reinstatement Form and submitting it to the Financial Aid SAP Appeals Committee, c/o Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

Steps to Complete Financial Aid SAP Appeal

Access and complete the SAP Appeals Form.

Once you have downloaded and completed the form in its entirety, scan it and upload to Mapping Xpress (our new upload service ) by following these steps:

  • Visit:
  • Enter NJIT’s passcode: NJIT2015
  • Enter the confirmation code in the image on the screen and select “submit
  • Enter your information and select “submit
  • Select your SAP Appeal Form file after selecting the SAP document type
  • Select “submit

You will receive an email receipt of your submission.

If your appeal is approved, it will only be approved for one payment period and you will placed in a “probation” status during that time. After the conclusion of the probation status, we will review whether you are meeting SAP or fulfilled the requirements of the Academic Plan as specified on the appeal form.

The Office of Student Financial Aid Services will send a notification to impacted students and the correspondence will include a copy of the appeal form.

Appeal Deadlines (2016-2017 Academic Year)

Summer Terms

July 14, 2016

Fall Term

August 24, 2016

Spring Term

extended to January 16, 2017 (must be received before 12 midnight on this day)

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