Satisfactory Academic Progress


All students enrolled in a program at Mahanaim must make measured progress toward their program completion every term and maintain good academic standing with the school. The set of standards for both satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and good academic standing (GAS) are combined into one set of standards. Students will be evaluated at the end of each term to determine good academic standing according to the conditions listed below.

  1. Mahanaim evaluates student success through two different measures. The first is a qualitative assessment of progress which is done by monitoring each student’s term and cumulative GPA. Students must maintain a minimum term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.

  2. The second is a quantitative assessment. All students must maintain a pace of progress by successfully completing 67% of clock hours attempted toward the program at the end of each term and academic year. Pace of progress is calculated by dividing the clock hours completed by the clock hours attempted for that year.

Please Note:

The following courses DO NOT count as ATTEMPTED or COMPLETED:

  • Dropped courses within the two-week drop period.

The following courses DO count as ATTEMPTED but NOT completed:

  • Withdrawn courses after the two-week drop period.

  • Failed, incomplete courses.

The Academic Council is in charge of upholding the standards of SAP/GAS. Monitoring of each student’s compliance with the standards is carried out at the end of each term with the academic advisor and student. A student’s SAP/GAS will determine whether or not the student will need to be placed on academic probation.

Not meeting the program requirements could result in not qualifying for financial aid, being unable to move forward in the program, and having to pay additional fees to retake courses. Please consult the Student Handbook to determine the impact of SAP on financial aid eligibility. Not all courses open every semester. As such, the inability to meet standards could result in delayed graduation.


Academic Policies & Procedures