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NYS Academic Progress Policy for TAP

New York State aid such as TAP and APTS measure a student’s academic progress in their degree program. These New York State requirements are outlined below in the following charts, indicating the number of credits you must earn with the minimum cumulative grade point average each term you receive State financial aid. Students must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 before being certified for their 5th scheduled payment.


This chart applies to students’ first receiving TAP awards prior to 2010-2011 and TAP recipients in the HEOP Program.

Program: Baccalaureate Program

Calendar: Semester

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Before being certified for this payment student must have accrued at least this many credits

0

3

9

21

33

45

60

75

90

105

With at least this GPA

0

1.1

1.2

1.3

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

Note: Only students in five-year programs, approved pursuant to Section 145-2.7 of the Regulations, are eligible for more than eight semesters of undergraduate awards.

 

This chart applies to students first receiving TAP in 2010-2011 and thereafter.

Program: Baccalaureate Program

Calendar: Semester

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Before being certified for this payment student must have accrued at least this many credits

0

6

15

27

39

51

66

81

96

111

With at least this GPA

0

1.5

1.8

1.8

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

Note: Only students in five-year programs, approved pursuant to Section 145-2.7 of the Regulations, are eligible for more than eight semesters of undergraduate awards.


Program Pursuit for New York State Aid

A student must receive a passing or failing grade (A-F letter grade) in a certain percentage of courses each term, depending on the number of awards the student has received. The percentage is determined by the following schedule:

Number of payments by semester:

Must receive a grade for:

1, 2

50% of minimum full-time requirement (6 credit hours/semester)

3, 4 75% (9 credit hours/semester)
5 or more 100% (12 credit hours/semester)