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Calendar: Semester
Program: Baccalaureate Degree

This sample standard of satisfactory progress generally would be used to determine continuing eligibility for state support of students who have no “special circumstances.” The progress of students with special circumstances, such as those who have transferred from another institution or have used their waiver, must be monitored on an adjusted schedule.

The number of credits in the chart below refers to those courses granting academic credit, in which a student earned a passing grade, which can be counted as credits completed toward a degree. It does not include remedial noncredit instruction.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (914) 251-7000 or financialservices@purchase.edu.

LEGISLATED STANDARDS REQUIRED BY STATUTE TO BE USED FOR FIRST-TIME BACCALAUREATE DEGREE STUDENTS RECEIVING THEIR FIRST TAP AWARD AT PURCHASE COLLEGE FROM 2009 AND EARLIER:

Before being certified for this payment: A student must have accrued at least this many credits: With at least this grade point average:
1st 0 0
2nd 3 1.1
3rd 9 1.2
4th 21 1.3
5th 33 2.0
6th 45 2.0
7th 60 2.0
8th 75 2.0
9th** 90 2.0
10th** 105 2.0

**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 (exclusive of Supplemental TAP).

LEGISLATED STANDARDS REQUIRED BY STATUTE TO BE USED FOR FIRST-TIME BACCALAUREATE DEGREE STUDENTS RECEIVING THEIR FIRST TAP AWARD AT PURCHASE COLLEGE FROM 2010 AND ONWARD:

Before being certified for this payment: A student must have accrued at least this many credits: With at least this grade point average:
1st 0 0
2nd 6 1.5
3rd 15 1.8
4th 27 1.8
5th 39 2.0
6th 51 2.0
7th 66 2.0
8th 81 2.0
9th** 96 2.0
10th** 111 2.0

• Pursuit of Program (POP): POP measures the student's effort to complete coursework.  This information is checked prior to TAP certification each semester. Students must receive a passing or failing grade (no W or WF grades) as follows:

- During the first year at least 50% of the minimum amount of study (a minimum of 6 credits per semester).
- During the second year at least 75% of the minimum amount of study (a minimum of 9 credits per semester).
- During subsequent semester a student must receive a passing or failing grade 100% (a minimum of 12 credits per semester).

**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 (exclusive of Supplemental TAP). 

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