Undergraduate Program SAP Requirements

In order to maintain SAP at UMKC as an undergraduate student, you must meet the standards set forth in the SAP policy.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The GPA component in the SAP policy requires that you maintain a minimum GPA for both your current term and your cumulative GPA.

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA for the current term
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA

GPA is calculated at the end of each term in which you are enrolled.

If you are an undergraduate student in Medicine or Pharmacy student, you are monitored by your school of study.

Pace of Completion

The pace of completion requirement in the SAP policy measures the pace at which you are progressing toward degree completion. The pace of completion is determined by taking the total number of credit hours successfully earned divided by the total number of credit hours attempted.

  • You must maintain a minimum completion rate for attempted credit hours by successfully completing 66.67% of attempted credit hours for the current term. This means you must earn credit in at least 2/3rds of the courses you enroll in for the semester.

You are immediately considered failing SAP if you complete 0% of attempted credit hours. This is an important consideration if you are planning to withdraw from all courses during a semester. If you totally withdraw from all courses, you will immediately be placed on financial aid suspension and become ineligible to receive financial aid. If you choose to return, you will be required to submit an SAP appeal.

For students participating in the Propel  program, all courses for which you are enrolled will be evaluated, whether taken for a grade, CR/NC or audit.

Maximum Timeframe

The maximum timeframe component measures the total time it takes you to complete your degree program. Your total credit hours attempted cannot exceed 150% of the published length of your academic program. Students who exceed the maximum timeframe are immediately ineligible for aid. 

  • You must complete your degree program within 180 attempted credit hours.

Most Conservatory, Education and Engineering programs must be completed within 225 attempted credit hours; however, the amount may be less depending on the program length.

For students participating in the Propel  program, you must complete the program within 72 attempted credit hours.

Financial aid eligibility immediately ceases once you have reached the maximum credit hour limit. As soon as you reach the maximum credit hour total, you will be placed on financial aid suspension and become ineligible for aid. If you fail the maximum timeframe component, you will receive a separate email communication to your UMKC email address with specific steps on how to regain eligibility.

Students who fail due to this standard are eligible for a modified appeal process. If you are working on a subsequent degree at a prior level — second bachelor’s degree, second master’s degree, doctoral degree — you should provide us these documents.

  • A statement explaining why you have exceeded 150% of the average length of a degree program
  • Any documentation that may support your statement
  • Documentation from your academic advisor that indicates the number of credit hours you have earned that currently apply toward your degree, the number of credit hours required to complete the degree you are pursuing and your expected graduation date

Academic Standing

All undergraduate students, regardless of their program, must meet the academic standing requirement for their degree or certificate program.

If you are placed on academic probation for more than one consecutive term, you may be required to submit an SAP appeal in order to be eligible for federal student aid.

Students who are dismissed from their academic program are considered to be immediately failing SAP and will be placed on financial aid suspension. If you choose to enroll in a different program, you will need to contact us regarding your eligibility.