Satisfactory Academic Progress
- The quality (student’s positive evaluations)
- The quantity or Pace-of-Progressions (credit hours attempted and credit hours earned)
- The Maximum Time Frame ( duration of eligibility)
While a student must earn positive evaluations as determined by the faculty in their Department, they must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to receive any type of Financial Aid.
To support the awarding or denial of credit, the instructor shall submit a written narrative evaluation of the quality and characteristics of the student’s performance in the learning event. The instructor is expected to complete an evaluation for each student in every credit-bearing course or learning activity.
As a minimum standard, academic credit may be awarded toward a degree only if the student’s performance is at least “satisfactory.”
Antioch University defines “satisfactory” to mean the following:
- For undergraduate credit, the student has performed at a level that would be considered at least a “C” or better in a graded system.
- For graduate credit, the student has performed at a level that would be considered “B” or better in a graded system.
Courses associated with IP grades include:
Students may take a maximum of three additional quarters to complete a course with a grade of IP. If not completed in this time frame, the IP designation will convert to No Credit.
- INC (incomplete). Students may request an incomplete if they have performed satisfactorily in a course but have some portion of the course to complete after the end of the term. An instructor may award an incomplete at his or her discretion. Incompletes must be successfully completed no later than the end of the following term or they convert to No Credit.
- NC (no credit). This designation is based upon not fulfilling minimum course requirements. NC will be given in graduate courses for work not meeting the equivalent of a “B” or better. NC will be given in undergraduate courses for work not meeting the equivalent of a “C” or better.
Academic records are reviewed at the end of each term. Transfer credits are calculated in the determination of total credits attempted and total credits earned. The maximum pace of progression is as follows:
1. Undergraduate studies – 4 semesters of full-time with 75 transfer credits (Full time is considered 12 credits per semester.)
2. Teacher Licensure – 4 semesters at full-time ( Full time is considered 6 credit hours per semester)
3. Master of Education w/ Professional Concentration – 3 semesters at full-time
4. Reading Endorsement – 3 semesters at full-time
5. Teacher Leader Endorsement – 2 semesters at full-time
6. Early Childhood Education Generalists – 3 semesters at part-time
7. Ohio Principal Licensure – 3 semesters at full-time
8. Conflict Analysis and Engagement – 4 semesters at full-time
9. Management Leading Change – 4 semesters at full-time
10. Individualized Masters of Arts – 4 semesters at full-time.
Maximum hours allowed shall be checked after the end of each term to determine if the maximum hours allowed have been met. If the student has exceeded the allowable number (150%) of hours for their program, they will be denied further financial aid for that degree level.
For all degree programs and allowable certificates, the maximum number of hours allowed will be set at one-and-a-half times the minimum program length.
Written appeals should state:
- Why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress
- What has changed that would allow the student to re-achieve the requirements at the end of the next term.
- Include documentation that supports the circumstances concerning the failure to maintain the expected level of satisfactory progress.
If an appeal is granted, the student is placed on Financial Aid Probation and should meet satisfactory academic progress by the end of the next term.
If the student does not meet the requirements, they will lose their financial aid.
Students are permitted a maximum of 2 appeals. All decisions on appeals are final. Students will be notified of the results of their appeal through Antioch’s Gmail account.