Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Information

The Ventura County Community College District Financial Aid Offices establish Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with federal regulations. To be eligible for financial aid, students must meet or exceed these standards. The standards apply to all financial aid recipients and to all college coursework taken including coursework taken from outside colleges if that coursework has been submitted and appears on your Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) transcript. Failure to maintain these standards may result in loss of financial aid eligibility.

Standard Minimum Requirement
Qualitative Standard A 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted.
Quantitative Standard A 67% minimum course completion of all coursework attempted.
Maximum Time Frame Attempted units may not exceed 150% of the number of units required to complete your educational objective.


In determining the above standards, grades of A, B, C, D, P, CR (Credit), or CRE (Credit by exam) are considered completed coursework. Grades of F, I (Incomplete), IP (In Progress), W (Withdrawal), EW, MW (Military Withdrawal), NC (No Credit), NP (No Pass), and RD (Record Delayed) are not considered completed coursework. All grades are considered attempted units.



A student’s enrollment will be verified prior to each financial aid payment to determine eligibility for financial aid.

Enrollment Status Units
Full time 12 or more units
Three-quarter time 9 to 11.5 units
Half-time 6 to 8.5 units
Less Than Half-time 0.5 to 5.5 units

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