The SAP Success Program is for you, the student who is committed to completing your degree and making the most of your studies. The SAP Success Program is a peer-led mentoring program designed to help students get back on track with their studies. For some students, life can throw a curve ball, or issues with family, work, housing and health can have a huge impact on academic success. This Program builds peer connections and academic success skills, led by a peer mentor who has navigated similar speedbumps.
What does SAP mean?
SAP stands for Satisfactory Academic Progress. Satisfactory Academic Progress is required in order to qualify for federal and state financial aid funds. Financial Aid regulations require that schools monitor the academic progress of each applicant for federal financial assistance and that the school certify that the applicant is making appropriate progress toward earning his/her degree. Here is a list of the standards that students are required to meet to be eligible for federal aid.
When students do NOT meet the federal standards, federal aid can be lost, making it quite hard for many students to continue pursuing their degrees.
So what is SAP Success?
Students who are in excellent academic standing:
Make Satisfactory Academic Progress
Understand the impact of academic performance on financial aid
Know how to make clear, practical goals for academic success
Practice creative time management skills
Know how and when to use campus resources to support academic success
Take responsibility for their college journey
Are unafraid to learn from the successes of other students like them
How does the SAP Success Program work?
Any interested undergraduate student can join a SAP Mentor’s group that meets on campus during weeks 5-11 in every semester. The SAP Mentors are ready to help peers connect and build strengths together. Every student receives hands-on guides and support to navigate the various speedbumps that come along. Students currently on SAP Warning or Probation receive special invitation to participate.
Potential Benefits of Participating in the SAP Success Program
Improved pathway to degree completion and graduation
Increased eligibility for other aid and scholarships
Increased likelihood of admission to Graduate schools
Development of support networks within MCNY community