All undergraduate and graduate students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to receive financial aid at James Madison University. Federal regulations require each institution to have a SAP policy, which establishes the minimum standards for financial aid eligibility. The university measures your academic performance based on three standards: grade point average (GPA), pace and max time.

If you are a continuing education student in the teacher licensure program and do not meet SAP requirements, follow the appeals process described for undergraduate students to request reconsideration.

2020-21 Appeal Deadlines:

  • Summer 2020 – Monday, June 29
  • Fall 2020 – Monday, September 7
  • Spring 2021 – Monday, February 1


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