Students, who receive federal funds administered by Arlington Baptist University Office of Financial Aid, must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress for their course load as a fulltime, part-time, undergraduate or graduate student. The student’s academic record at ABU is used to measure satisfactory progress and all periods of enrollment at ABU must be counted, including any semesters in which the student did not receive financial aid. There are three standards for satisfactory progress: cumulative grade point average (GPA), successful completion of courses, and time frame.
Grade Point Average - Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 1.50 for up to 64 hours and 2.0. for 65 hours and over. Grades of A, B, C, D, F and WF contribute toward the cumulative GPA. Students who do not have an ABU academic history (first time college enrollment or incoming transfer students) will be assumed to be making satisfactory progress at the time of first enrollment. Developmental course work is not included in the cumulative GPA. The last grade earned for a repeated course is included in the student’s GPA. Students may be funded for a repeated course. Transfer grades are not included in the ABC GPA calculation.
Successful Completion of Courses - Each semester students must successfully complete at least 75% of all hours attempted as of their enrollment at official count day at ABU. This includes both developmental and college level course work. Successful completion is measured by grades of A, B, C, D, and P. Grades of F, W, WF, U, I, and AU are counted toward the total hours attempted but not successfully completed each semester. The 75% successful completion requirement of all courses also serves as the qualitative measure for remedial courses.
Time Frame– Federal regulations specify that the maximum time frame for program completion may not exceed one hundred fifty (150%) percent of the published length of the program. Time frame is measured by the number of credit hours attempted. If the student switches degree or certificate programs, ABU will not count toward the one hundred fifty (150%) percent maximum time frame the credits attempted in the old major. However, any courses that apply to the new program must be counted. For transfer students, ABU will count those transfer credits that apply toward the new or current program. Students who exceed the one hundred fifty (150%) percent maximum time frame limit will no longer be eligible for financial aid. Developmental classes do not count toward the 150% maximum time frame. Credits that have been repeated will be counted toward the one hundred fifty (150%) percent maximum time frame. Once it is determined that it is mathematically impossible for the student to complete his/her program within the maximum time frame, the student becomes ineligible for aid.