In order to complete the necessary number of credit hours to complete a degree at Bellarmine at an acceptable rate, students must complete two-thirds (2/3) of all hours attempted. All attempted hours will be totaled and multiplied by 67% (.67) to determine the number of credit hours a student must have earned. Grades of W, I, IP, NR, F and transfer hours are counted as attempted hours, however grades of W, I, IP, NR, and F will NOT count as earned hours. Retaking courses will add to the attempted total but will count only once as an earned credit.
|Fall Hours Attempted
||Spring Hours Attempted
||Student Must Earn
||24 x .67 (2/3)
||18 x .67 (2/3)
||12 x .67 (2/3)
The minimum acceptable grade point average for undergraduate students is a 2.0 after 2 years (4 semesters).
Notification of Results
Students that do not meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements will be notified via mail within two weeks of the conclusion of the semester.
How to Regain Eligibility
Quantitative-Maximum Time Frame
To regain eligibility, you must graduate and advance to a new career level (UG to GR).
Quantitative-Hours Attempted vs. Hours Earned
To regain eligibility, take courses at your own expense in a subsequent term or terms and meet the standards according to the cumulative credit hours completion ratio outlined above under the heading Quantitative. Once you have taken the courses and earned passing grades, you will need to notify the Office of Financial Aid to complete a clearance form.
To regain eligibility, complete courses at your own expense at Bellarmine and raise your cumulative GPA to the acceptable standard. Once you have completed the course and raised you GPA, you will need to notify the Office of Financial Aid to complete a clearance form.
Right to Appeal
If there were extenuating circumstances (injury, illness, death of a relative) that prevented you from meeting the standards of our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, then you have a right to file an appeal with the Committee for Financial Aid Appeals. In this appeal you must explain the following items: 1.) The reasons why you did not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and 2.) What has changed now that will allow you to make satisfactory academic progress at the next evaluation.
If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on probation for one term, and after the probationary period, you must be making satisfactory academic progress or successfully following an academic plan that has been developed for you. You will be notified via mail or email the results of your appeal.
Satisfactory Academic Progress - Graduate
Satisfactory Academic Progress - Certificate Program