132 Program-Based Satisfactory Academic Progress—How to Improve Enrollment, Student Success and Retention

Sunday, July 10, 2016: 4:15 PM-5:15 PM
Delaware Suite (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Enrollment & Retention Track
Subcategories: Enrollment Management
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours
School Type: Public School, Community College and Private School
Many institutions require students to submit ALL college transcripts for admissions and to assess Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid—but that's not necessary. Come to this session to learn how a program-based Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) assessment can provide a fresh start by not penalizing a student for coursework not in their degree program. This session will discuss redesigning institutional and financial aid SAP policies, involving key offices. When the new policies were applied at the presenters' school, students in good academic standing went up 33 percent, and students not meeting financial aid SAP decreased by 40 percent. This innovative model supports national trends to have tremendous gains in promoting retention and student success.
Joan D Bailey (University of South Florida)
Wayne Kruger (St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus)
Michael J. Bennett (, and )
Todd Smith (St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus)