Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Caregiver Training Institute students must achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to successfully complete their programs of study. The school evaluates Satisfactory Academic Progress weekly to ensure students are moving at a satisfactory rate of progress. Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined by measuring the student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and the student’s pace towards completion of their academic program. Approved transfer credit is considered when evaluating SAP. 

The maximum time frame to earn all hours for your program is 150% of the published program length. Students reaching 150% of the program length may be withdrawn from the program. Students appealing this decision must submit a written statement (email or letter is acceptable), providing the basis for the appeal, to [email protected].  If approval is granted, the student remains may complete the program without incurring additional charges from the institute.

The Elements of Satisfactory Academic Progress are as follows:

Qualitative Standard: The student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) must meet minimum requirements of 75% at all times. 

Quantitative Standard: The Rate of Progress (ROP) is the pace at which a student must progress through their educational program to ensure that students will complete their program within the maximum time frame.  The student must earn the program required hours within 150% of the stated program length. 

Students failing to meet SAP requirements as determined by the Qualitative or Quantitative Standards outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section will be notified through email and this notification will be recorded within the student’s academic file.


Appeals must be submitted in writing (email or letter is acceptable) and need to include the basis for which an appeal should be granted, such as injury, illness, death of a relative or other special circumstance and what has changed in the student’s situation such that a period of SAP Probation is warranted. Appeals must be submitted to [email protected] for review and approval. The institute shall respond to the appeal within 10 business days. If the appeal is approved, the student will be placed on SAP Probation.