New York State Satisfactory Academic Progress


Undergraduate students must make satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of your degree in order to remain eligible for state financial aid.

  • Attain a minimum GPA as specified in the chart below for each payment requested.

  • You are allowed a total of 48 TAP points for your entire undergraduate degree. You use 6 points for every full-time TAP payment. You may receive up to 6 semesters as an associate degree student. For some special program you can earn up to 10 semesters and 60 allowed a total of 60 points.

  • You must be enrolled full-time, that is, enrolled for at least 12 credits or equated credits that meet the requirements of your curriculum/major.

  • In your first TAP semester, you must be taking at least 3 degree credits as part of your full-time course load. You must take a minimum of 6 degree credits every semester after your first TAP payment.

  • If you repeat a course that you previously passed, you may not count the repeated course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes. If you repeat a course that you previously failed, you may include that course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes.

  • Remedial courses may be counted toward

    either full-time or part-time enrollment for TAP purposes. However, to qualify for TAP, you must always be registered for a certain number of degree credit courses.

  • To receive TAP payments you must make academic progress towards a degree. The minimum academic requirements are indicated in the charts below.