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The following policy and procedures will be followed in determining satisfactory academic
progress for the purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.

1. At the end of a semester, a student placed on ACADEMIC PROBATION by the Academic
    Standing Subcommittee (or a student continuing on ACADEMIC PROBATION if placed on
    that status during the semester) will be placed on FINANCIAL AID WARNING. A student
    placed on FINANCIAL AID WARNING remains eligible for financial aid in the subsequent
    semester. The Financial Aid Office will send letters to all students placed on ACADEMIC
    PROBATION stating that they have also been placed on FINANCIAL AID WARNING. For
    the purpose of this policy PROBATIONARY SUSPENSION is considered a subcategory of
    ACADEMIC PROBATION.

2. At the end of the following semester, a student who has been placed on FINANCIAL AID
    WARNING at the end of the previous semester (see #1) will be reviewed. If the Academic
    Standing Subcommittee
         a. removes him/her from ACADEMIC PROBATION, s/he will be removed from
              FINANCIAL AID WARNING. The Financial Aid Office will send letters to all
              students removed from ACADEMIC PROBATION stating that they have also been
              removed from FINANCIAL AID WARNING.
         b. continues him/her on ACADEMIC PROBATION, s/he will be placed on FINANCIAL
              AID SUSPENSION and will be ineligible to receive financial aid in the following
              semester. S/he can file an appeal to be placed on FINANCIAL AID PROBATION by
              meeting the following conditions:
                  i. The appeal MUST include an academic plan established with the Academic
                        Support and Advising Office. The plan MUST demonstrate how the student
                        will progress both GPA and cumulative credits to get back on track in seeking
                        his/her degree. This academic plan must include details for each
                        term/semester from the time of the appeal until the student will graduate
                        with their intended degree program. The student must be able to
                        demonstrate that they are reasonably likely to get back on track towards
                        successful program completion while staying within the 150% rule.

                 ii. An appeal committee will review the student’s request and notify the student
                        of their decision in writing within one calendar week of receipt of appeal. If a
                        student is granted an appeal, they will remain on SAP warning and the Office
                        of Financial Assistance will monitor the student’s academic plan. If the
                        student strays from the plan, he/she will have all financial assistance
                        suspended immediately. If the student must alter the plan in order to
                        conform to class schedules, this must be done BEFORE the affected year
                        begins. The SAP warning will be in effect until either the student is removed
                        from Academic Probation or the student does not achieve the goals set forth
                        in their academic plan, which will result in suspension.

A student whose financial aid has been rescinded as a result of the preceding policies and
procedures reestablishes eligibility when removed from ACADEMIC PROBATION by the
Academic Standing Subcommittee or after spending a year or more away from Cornell while
attaining credits somewhere else that are transferrable toward the completion of their degree at
Cornell with at least a 2.5 GPA.

A flow chart outlining this process can be found on the Registrar's website. The chart is a tool;
the official procedure is contained in this policy.

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