Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Southwest students receiving federal financial aid are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards according to federal and state laws and regulations. Read the Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal Financial Aid Recipients policy (PDF).
Effective Summer 2020, the appeal process for Satisfactory Academic Progress is changing and moving to an online electronic forms submission process called Dynamic Forms. Students must complete their appeal and submit all documentation electronically through Dynamic Forms.
Click on the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal link to access the form. An appeal submission does not guarantee approval. If the appeal is not approved, students will be required to pay for any classes in which they enroll until Satisfactory Academic Progress is met.
The Financial Aid Appeals Committee will review the appeal and Financial Aid will notify the student via email of its decision after the Appeals Committee meets and makes its determination.
Students are not required to submit course schedules or transcripts.