SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS DEFINED
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is defined as the minimum requirement a student must meet or exceed in order to receive federal, state, and/or institutional financial aid. Some financial aid programs may require more than the minimum SAP requirements.
The Office of Financial Aid determines SAP by evaluating the cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a four-point scale based upon credit hours attempted.
|0 – 29.9||1.60|
30 – 59.9
|60 and above||2.00|
The following grades are used in computing a cumulative GPA: A, B, C, D and F. Course repeats may also impact the cumulative GPA.
In addition to maintaining the above GPA requirements, the student must successfully complete at least 75% of all hours attempted. The following grades are used in computing the percentage of course work completed: A, B, C, D and F. The following grades will not be used in computing the percentage of course work completed: CS, W, and I.
A continuing status, designated by a “CS,” requires that the student re-enroll the following semester. GPA and hours earned will be determined by the performance in that following semester. “CS” indicates performance has not reached the level required for completing the course. It is limited to developmental courses, which carry institutional credit only.
There are no limits on the number of developmental courses in which a student may enroll. Non-credit developmental courses are not offered. Developmental courses do not count toward the successful number of hours passed for graduation requirements.
A withdrawal, designated by a "W," will not affect the CGPA or quantitative standard. A "W" removes the student from the class along with the hours attempted. It is only available until one week after mid-term.
An incomplete course, designated by an “I,” will not affect the CGPA or the quantitative standard, although it may cause a student to remain on academic probation from a previous semester. Incompletes must be completed within the speciﬁed time period. If a course with an “I” is not completed within the speciﬁed time period, the incomplete will be changed to a grade of “F.” The failing grade will affect both the qualitative and quantitative standards. Once an incomplete is changed to a letter grade, it will be calculated into the CGPA at the next evaluation checkpoint.
MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
The maximum time frame in which a student is eligible for financial aid while completing a bachelor’s degree is 150% of their program hours. For example, if a student’s program requires them to complete 120 credit hours to obtain their bachelor’s degree, they can attempt up to 180 (120 x 150%) credit hours before the maximum time frame is reached. The maximum time frame in which a student is eligible for financial aid while completing an associate’s degree is 150% of their program hours. For example, if a student’s program requires them to complete 60 credit hours to obtain their associate’s degree, they can attempt up to 90 (60 x 150%) credit hours before the maximum time frame is reached.
Any transfer courses that have been accepted by Emmanuel College will affect both the qualitative and quantitative standards.
The Office of Financial Aid conducts the SAP assessment at the conclusion of each spring semester. The college places a student who does not meet the minimum requirements for SAP on financial aid suspension beginning the fall semester of the next academic year. Students who are attending summer school prior to the ineligibility period will still be allowed to receive financial aid. The student is ineligible to regain financial aid until the student achieves SAP. This means that the student will have to bear the full cost of their education without financial aid until the student achieves SAP.
The evaluation period begins with the previous summer semester and includes the following fall and spring semesters.
The student may appeal a loss of financial aid by writing to the Director of Financial Aid for the Financial Aid Appeals Committee to consider cases of extreme and unusual circumstances.
Financial aid may be reinstated when the student meets the required cumulative GPA and/or when the student successfully completes at least 75% of all hours attempted. Students are encouraged to meet with the Registrar and/or Academic Advisor to ensure that proper action is being taken to regain eligibility. Once eligibility has been regained, the student should contact the Office of Financial Aid.
All students who are legal residents of Georgia are required to complete both the HOPE Scholarship and the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG), even if a student is not eligible at this time.
ZELL – Students who have achieved a 3.70 average in the core curriculum, received a composite scale score of 26 on a single administration of the ACT or a minimum score of 1200 combined critical reading and math on the SAT, and have been declared a Zell Miller HOPE Scholars by the State may apply. Students enrolled on a full-time basis (12 or more hours) and meet eligibility requirements as defined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission will receive $4,220 per academic year or $2,110 per semester. Students enrolled in at least 6 hours but less than 12 hours may receive $2,110 per academic year or $1,055 per semester
HOPE- Students who have achieved a 3.00 average in the core curriculum and have been declared HOPE Scholars by the State may apply. Students enrolled on a full-time basis (12 or more hours) and meet eligibility requirements as defined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission will receive $3,820 per academic year or $1,910 per semester. Students enrolled in at least 6 hours but less than 12 hours may receive $1,910 per academic year or $955 per semester.
GTEG - Students who are full-time may also be eligible to receive the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant. The amount of the grant is $700 per academic year or $350 per semester.
How to Apply
Applications for State Aid are available online here.
In addition to State Aid, students are encouraged to apply for additional forms of assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid here and the Emmanuel College Application for Financial Aid here.
All grants, scholarships and loans singularly or in combination cannot exceed a students’ cost of attendance. A students cost of attendance is determined by the financial aid office and includes tuition, room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.
Award amounts listed are based on 2014-15 allocations and subject to change based on state funding levels.
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Emmanuel College is dedicated to intellectual, physical and spiritual growth within the context of a liberal arts education and an environment of Christian concern. We believe God is the personal Creator and Ruler of all time, space and matter, and a true understanding of all things must involve knowledge of His revealed purposes. We further believe the fullest information about God comes from the person of Jesus Christ and the relation of His redemptive works as recorded in the Holy Bible through inspiration of the Holy Spirit. All creation derives value and significance from God revealed in Jesus Christ. Christians are able to live as redeemed, regenerated and cleansed members of society through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
We believe education based on these principles is the best possible method of preparing students for and involving them in lasting service to God and others – service noted for integrity, intelligence and devotion. We further believe a college experience in a Christian environment will enable students to develop lifelong spiritual and social values. We believe all truth is God’s truth, and opportunities should be provided students to integrate faith and learning and synthesize their understanding of God’s purpose in Christ with one’s view of the worth of persons and worth of the scientific method in improving life.
Core Values: We believe in and affirm
Christ-Centered Individuals – (The worth of every single person)
As a community we will respect the individual differences of other Christians.
As a community we will respectfully listen to the opinions of students and colleagues.
As a community we will work to help each individual obtain the calling that God has placed on his or her heart.
As a community we will seek to listen first and speak second.
As a community we will be honest with each individual and confront rumors, disagreements and controversy with openness and compassion.
Christ-Centered Community – (The significance of the Body of Christ)
As a community we will work toward excellence in education and never settle for mediocrity.
As a community we will be punctual to our appointments and fulfill our responsibilities.
As a community we will mentor others through our character, actions and speech.
As a community we will endeavor to learn and expand our own development.
As a community we will seek what is true, noble, right and praiseworthy as our service to God.
Christ-Centered Higher Education – (The integration of faith and learning)
As a community we will challenge each other to reach our full intellectual potential.
As a community we will expect quality and integrity in all of our studies.
As a community we will acknowledge Jesus Christ as the ultimate truth in all things and all knowledge.
As a community we will value teaching and learning as our commitment to God’s calling in our lives.
Our Pentecostal/Evangelical Tradition – (Our Christian heritage)
As a community we will celebrate the blessings of God to the forefathers of this community.
As a community we will train and mentor the future leadership of the International Pentecostal Holiness church and our brothers and sisters from other traditions.
As a community we will always seek to strengthen the cords that bind us together in Christian fellowship.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music provides a comprehensive study in music, as well as 19-20 semester hour electives that can be taken in a different discipline(s). This program is appropriate for undergraduates who wish to major in music as a part of a liberal arts program. Depending on the choice of electives, it also affords opportunity for graduate and/or vocational opportunities in fields integrating with, or independent of, music.