SAP Completion Ratio is Also Known as Pace

Students must successfully complete 67% of hours attempted to maintain financial assistance eligibility. 

Completion Ratio (Pace) is defined as the rate at which you are progressing (moving) through your program of study. It is calculated by dividing the cumulative number of credit hours the student has successfully completed by the cumulative number of credit hours the student has attempted. Courses in which a grade of A, B, C, D, or P are received are counted as completed. Courses in which a grade of F, I, W, WF, WR or X are received are not counted as completed. If your Completion Ratio falls below 67 percent, then you are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Please see graph below.

67 percent completion ratio
Hours attempted: 6 12 15 30 45 60 75 90 150 175
Hours you must complete: 5 9 11 21 31 41 51 61 101 118

Note: You may modify your initial course schedule up to the last day to drop with a refund. Classes that are dropped during this time period are not included as attempted credit hours.This is a cumulative review of college-level credit hours attempted that are applicable to your current degree or certificate program of study.The Completion Ratio calculation includes the following coursework:

  1. Courses with highest grades that satisfy General Education requirements for the specific program
  2. Courses with the highest grades that satisfy AS, BS and CERT requirements in the plan and/or subplan*
  3. Elective courses (if applicable) with highest grades up to the number of credit hours required for the program (example: AA requires 24 electives)
  4. Any courses not in 1, 2 and/or 3 that were attempted to satisfy requirements*
  5. Select college-level courses*
  • MAT 1033
  • MAT 1033L
  • MAT 1100
  • SLS 1101
  • SLS 1126
  • EAP 1500
  • EAP 1695

*Repeated attempts are also counted in the Completion Ratio calculation.

Completion Ratio Calculator

Current Completion rate 
If the completion rate is below 67% you are not making satisfactory academic progress towards your degree.

* This can be retrieved from your SAP Screen in MySPC