20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog


7.13. Satisfactory Academic Progress

Academic Progress – Satisfactory (policy revised 12-22-16)

Bacone College requires that all of its students make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree in order to remain eligible as an enrolled student. Satisfactory academic progress is also necessary for students applying for and receiving assistance through the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG), and Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG) Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Direct Parent PLUS Loan programs and VA education benefits. .  Bacone College students must meet THREE requirements to maintain their enrollment and, if applicable, financial aid eligibility:

  •  Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average, and
  •  Students are required to complete (pass) a certain percentage of hours they attempt, and
  •  Students must complete their degree within a timely manner.

These three requirements are summarized in the following charts. Failure to meet these minimum academic standards can result in the loss of continued enrollment and financial aid eligibility. Students are expected to know, based on this Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, when they may be placed on warning, probation, or suspension. Satisfactory academic progress is reviewed at the end of each academic semester once grades have been posted.

1) Grade Point Average Requirement - Each student must meet a minimum cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for continued enrollment and federal student aid.


Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Requirements

Undergraduate Students

Total Hours Attempted from all Institutions

1-30 Credit Hours

31-60 Credit Hours

61 or more Credit Hours

Minimum Cumulative GPA Requirements

1.60 GPA

1.80 GPA

2.0 GPA


2) Satisfactory Completion of Semester Hours Requirement - Students must also successfully complete and pass 67% of all courses they attempt. Grades of A, B, C, D, F, P, S, W, AW, WP, WF, I, N, NA, NP, X, and U are all considered attempted hours. All transfer hours are included in this calculation.


Percentage of cumulative attempted hours a student must complete to remain eligible for Federal Student Aid

 Undergraduate Students

Students must successfully complete:

67% of all attempted hours


3) Maximum Time Frame for Degree Completion - Students must complete their degree program within an allotted time frame to remain eligible for financial aid. The chart below indicates the time frame in which a degree must be acquired. Be aware that hour limits are cumulative; therefore, all hours from all institutions attended will be included, even if a student did not receive federal student aid. For financial aid purposes grades of A, B, C, D, F, P, S, W, AW, WP, WF, I, N, NA, NP, X, and U are all considered attempted hours. Once students reach their maximum time frame for their specified degree, they are no longer eligible for federal student aid.


 Attempted Hours Allowed for Earning a Degree

186 HOURS - First Bachelor's Degree


Repeated Coursework - Title IV funds may only pay for one repeat of a previously passed course. More than one repeated course will not be calculated in your enrollment status pertaining to Title IV funds.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation

Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated at the conclusion of each academic semester after grades have been posted. All attempted and transfer hours are counted during this evaluation.

  • Warning is given to students for one semester who do not meet either requirement #1 or #2 shown above. This is a warning status and students can continue enrollment and receive financial aid during their next semester of attendance. Note: A warning is not given to students regarding maximum time frame, it is the student's responsibility to know how many hours they have attempted and where they stand.
  • Suspension will be required for any students who fail to meet either requirement #1 or #2 at the conclusion of their warning semester. Students cannot receive funds from the aid programs listed above while suspended.
  • Probation will be required for all students who appeal their suspension and the appeal is granted.  Probation is contingent upon the student making satisfactory academic progress.  Failure to meet academic progress standards will result in suspension.  Continued probation may be necessary for students who are making significant progress but still unable to meet the standards set above.
  •  Rules are applied uniformly to all students.