Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

Columbia will evaluate the satisfactory academic progress (SAP) of all undergraduate students at the conclusion of the grading period each semester. Columbia will determine a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA); cumulative completion rate (total credits attempted divided by total credits earned); and the student’s total credits attempted to date, including transfer credits.

An undergraduate student is considered to be meeting SAP if the student:

  • Has earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better; and
  • Has a cumulative completion rate of 67% or better; and
  • Has attempted less than 186 credit hours.

If a student is not achieving satisfactory academic progress, a process must be placed to address this issue. Not adhering to SAP guidlines, after a probationary period, can result in dismissal from the college. For a detailed look at the overall process and how SAP can affect both your academic and financial standing, please visit