Qualitative and Quantitative Requirements

Both the federal and institutional policies require that a student make qualitative (grade-based) and quantitative (time-based) progress toward the degree each semester.

The qualitative (grade-based) requirement is measured by your GPA. The quantitative (time-based) requirement is the pace at which you progress toward your degree and earn units.

Both federal and institution policies require students to complete a certain number of units and maintain a certain grade point average after each semester of college attendance. However, each policy defines qualitative and quantitative progress differently.

   Federal SAP Policy Institutional SAP Policy 
Qualitative (grade-based) Requirement  Must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each semester  Must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each semester
Quantitative (time-based) Requirement Must complete a total of 12 units each semester Must complete a total of 16 units each semester