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Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards


Office of Financial Aid

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


800-678-KNOX (Toll)


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To remain at Knox, all degree-seeking students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory progress is defined in terms of both the accumulation of credits toward the degree and the maintenance of a grade point average consistent with graduation requirements.

Students are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress if they accumulate credits per term and achieve a gradepoint average consistent with the following table:

Credits Earned GPA Required Credit/Term Required
0 - 2.9 1.3 1.5
3 - 5.9 1.5 1.7
6 - 8.9 1.6 1.9
9 - 11.9 1.7 2.0
12 - 14.9 1.8 2.1
15 - 17.9 1.9 2.2
18 or more 2.0 2.33

Courses graded S/U do count toward the gradepoint average in satisfactory academic progress. Transfer, summer study, and exam credits count toward the credit accumulation requirement, at the rate of 1/3 of a Knox term per Knox course credit.

Students enrolling in 2.5 credits or more in a term are considered to be full-time. For those enrolling in fewer than three credits, each credit is counted as 1/3 of a term toward satisfactory academic progress.

Review of Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes occurs at the end of each academic year. Students not making progress will not be awarded federal and/or state financial aid unless they submit a successful appeal to the Academic Standing Committee. The appeal must explain the circumstances that led to the unsatisfactory progress and present a plan for how the student will overcome those circumstances to regain satisfactory progress. If the appeal is approved, the student can be awarded aid for the following term and is placed on financial aid probation. The student must meet the criteria of the academic plan for that term outlined by the Academic Standing Committee in order to continue receiving financial aid.

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Printed on Saturday, January 31, 2015

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