Graduate Student Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Loyola University New Orleans offers graduate programs in the following colleges and schools:
- College of Business
- College of Social Sciences
- College of Music and Fine Arts
*** We are in the process of updating these policies to incorporate new requirements that go into effect on July1, 2011 ***
Federal regulations (Sections 668.16(e).668.32(f) and 668.34) require that schools monitor the academic progress of each applicant for federal financial assistance and that the school certify that the applicant is makingsatisfactory academic progress toward earning his/her degree. This determination of progress must be made at least once a year and before the financial aid office disburses any federal aid funds for the subsequent semester.
There are two critical areas that will be examined in determining whether or not a student is making satisfactory academic progress towards completing his /her degree objective:
- A qualitative standard where we examine the student's grade point average at the end of each term.
- A quantitative standard where we examine the number of credits that the student successfully completes each term. Students must stay on pace to complete their degree objectives within the maximum time frame allowed by the graduate program.
Updated November 16, 2011