Satisfactory Academic Progress

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What Is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):

All students enrolled in CIAT Certificate and Degree programs are required to make quantitative and qualitative progress toward their program completion. 

  • Quantitative Progress is measured by the pace of successful credits completed each semester. All students must complete their program within 150% of the program length. 
  • Qualitative Progress is measured by the cumulative GPA earned each semester. All students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher to maintain eligibility to graduate from their program.

There are three (3) five-week terms in a semester evaluation period. At the conclusion of each semester period, a student’s grades and progress are evaluated. If a student fails to meet the quantitative or qualitative progress requirements listed above, the student will be assigned one of the following three SAP statuses:

Stage 1: Warning

If a student fails to meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), the student is placed on a Warning status for the next semester. A Warning status does not impact a student’s academic standing, future course registration, or tuition funding. Rather, it is utilized to remind students about CIAT’s academic requirements.

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A registration hold will NOT be placed on the student record. The student will be advised to reserve an academic counseling session to receive extra help and support throughout the next semester.

Stage 2: Probation

At the completion of the second subsequent semester, if a student fails to meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), the student will be placed on Academic ProbationA student must attend an academic counseling session, a financial consultation, and submit a written appeal to continue with the program. 

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A registration hold will be placed on the student record until these support measures have been completed. At this stage, the student is at risk of losing access to federal tuition funding, including government grants, loans, and/or military benefits, if their SAP status at the end of the next semester does not improve.

Stage 3: Financial Hold

At the completion of the third subsequent semester, if a student fails to meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), the student will be placed on a Financial Hold and will be unable to continue their program utilizing federal funding, including government grants, loans, or veteran benefits.

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A registration hold will be placed on the student record until a secondary funding source has been arranged. If a student successfully meets the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of the fourth subsequent semester, the financial hold will be lifted and the student will be eligible to regain federal funding.

Frequently Asked Questions About Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):

Students’ Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured at the culmination of each semester period (every 3 five-week terms). 

Attendance tracking is an important part of measuring your own academic performance. There is a high correlation between successfully completing your program and having a high level of learning satisfaction when you remain actively engaged with your course. Students are required to meet 80% or higher in attendance throughout their program. Attendance is tracked through interactive discussion questions each week in Canvas.

A student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured each semester (every 3 five-week terms), including terms where a student was placed on a voluntary or involuntary leave of absence. If a student is on leave for one or two terms out of a three-term evaluation period, it is important to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher during the final term(s).

A student may clear their SAP standing by meeting both the GPA and pacing requirements listed above for a full semester evaluation period. Once a SAP status is cleared, the SAP stages start over from Stage 1.

If you’re struggling with grades, time management, or attendance, or have any other academic concerns, please schedule an appointment with your Student Success Advisor. 

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2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Enrollment Deadline - Priority Registration Ends December 2nd, 2022

Questions about whether this program is right for you? We’ll help match you with the best program to meet your career goals.

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