Federal Standards

Pursuant to Federal regulations, the following constitutes SUNY Orange’s policy on satisfactory academic progress for students.

Satisfactory Progress Definition:

TITLE IV FEDERAL STUDENT AID includes - PELL, PERKINS and STAFFORD LOANS, SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY GRANT & FEDERAL WORK STUDY

If during your time at SUNY Orange you have failed to accumulate the number of credits listed below (2nd Column), based upon the number of credits you have attempted (1st Column), and/or failed to achieve the minimum CGPA (3rd Column), you will not be eligible for future financial aid.

Satisfactory Progress Standards are reviewed, for students enrolled in Associate Degree Programs, at the end of each academic year.For students enrolled in a Certificate Program the review occurs at the end of each semester.

In order to be considered as progressing academically, your ratio of accumulated hours to attempted hours (or pace towards degree completion) must coincide with the following table:

Total Credits Attempted

Minimum Credits Accumulated

Minimum CGPA

0-6

0

0.00

7-12

3

0.00

13-18

6

1.00

19-27

12

1.30

28-36

18

1.50

37-45

27

1.70

46-57

36

2.00

58-69

48

2.00

70-84

60

2.00

85-99

72

2.00

 

Attempted hours are those hours for which you were still officially registered at the conclusion of each semester's Add/Drop period. Withdrawals are counted as attempted hours.

Maximum hours to earn degree: To quantify academic progress, a school must set a maximum time frame in which a student is expected to complete a program. For an undergraduate program, the maximum time frame cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program measured in credit hours attempted.

The majority of SUNY Orange undergraduate programs require 66 hours for graduation. The maximum time frame for students in these programs is 99 attempted hours (66 x 1.5=99).

  • Withdrawals: All grades including W are counted as courses attempted and count toward the maximum time frame.
  • Audited Courses: You do not earn any academic credits for audited courses. However, these courses count in the calculation of your "attempted hours."
  • Pass/Fail Courses: These hour count within the total calculation of attempted and earned hours.
  • Transfer credits: accepted for your academic program, are counted as credits attempted and credits earned and are also used to calculate the maximum time frame to complete your program.
  • Developmental credits: are not counted in your academic program, but they are counted in your total of accepted and accumulated hours.
  • Double Majors and / or Minors: If you pursue a double major / minor you will normally be expected to complete all degree requirements before reaching 99 attempted hours.
  • Change in Majors: If you change your major you will normally be expected to complete all degree requirements before reaching 99 attempted hours.
    • 2nd Associates Degree: If you have already been awarded an Associate degree, you may apply for a second degree only if the second degree is different from the first degree. Ordinarily, a second degree at the undergraduate level is discouraged, and a Bachelor’s degree is encouraged.
    • You will be limited to how much you can borrow under the Federal Perkins and Direct Loan Programs. These limits are not increased for students working on additional Degrees. Loan Limits
    • Pell grants are limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters.

If you are enrolled in a CERTIFICATE PROGRAM you are allowed a total of 45 credits attempted to complete program.

If you are enrolled in an ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM you are allowed a total of 99 attempted credits to complete program.

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