Academic Probation and Dismissal

All students are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), which is determined by the Department of Education. These requirements are consistent with Azusa Pacific University’s graduation requirements and demonstrate academic progress toward degree completion. The following requirements are evaluated at the end of each semester:

  • GPA: Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Units Passed (Pace): Passing grade in at least 67 percent of units enrolled (includes Fs, Ws, Incompletes, and repeated courses)

Academic Advising in the Academic Success Center offers individualized academic planning for students who are not meeting the minimum SAP requirements. All students are evaluated at the end of each term and notified of their standing. A student’s academic performance directly impacts financial aid eligibility (see also the financial aid SAP policy requirements in this catalog). The academic success coaches in Academic Advising partner with the financial aid office to ensure that our efforts are in alignment and equitable for all students.

Dismissal occurs when a student does not meet the individualized academic plan requirements. One dismissal petition is allowed per student while attempting to complete a degree at Azusa Pacific. The petition process will be discussed when meeting with an academic success coach. The Petition Review Committee decides if completion of a degree can be accomplished. The petition committee’s decision is separate from financial aid eligibility. If a petition is accepted by this committee, a student may still be ineligible for financial aid, therefore eligible to attend and responsible for full cost of attendance.