Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

I admit that my work did not meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). I was not able to maintain a 3.0 GPA, 67% completion rate and 150% completion rate to continue receiving federal financial aid (Kinsley, & Goldrick, 2015). The reason for this was because during the summer semester my child fell sick and was diagnosed with congenital heart failure. I learned from the cardiologist that my child had only one ventricle instead of two and that there was a lack of blood flow from the heart to the lungs.

This has been a very devastating moment for me and because he had to undergo three operations the final one being Fontan Procedure I had to be there. The child is now in a stable condition, so I will be able to attend all the classes as required. If the appeal is granted, I will take extra classes to compensate for the two months lost. By so doing the number of classes, hours of each enrolment, as well as the credits, will be met. I will dedicate time to go to the library and seek help from the teachers whenever I have a challenge with any of the subject.

I will be willing to consult my classmates who completed their last semester successfully. This is so especially if the teacher is not available and I have a study problem that needs immediate attention. Doing this however will not be an easy task without a provisional schedule. Below is a schedule showing the classes I missed and when they are scheduled for repetition.

Subject Day Time







7:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.



Kinsley, P., & Goldrick-Rab, S. (2015). Making the grade: The academic side of college life among financial aid recipients. The Working Classes and Higher Education (pp. 107-129). Routledge.