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Satisfactory Academic Progress. For students to receive financial aid (state, federal, institutional) they must meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards. This involves making the required GPA within a specified timeframe, successfully completing 67 percent of all classes attempted and not exceeding 184 attempted hours. Failure to meet all required parameters will result in a SAP failure and financial aid suspension until SAP requirements are met or the student has a granted appeal. For additional information, please visit Financial Aid eligibility requirements.
Student Engagement and Success. The division includes the Academic Enhancement Center, Student Success Advising Center, Institutional Research and Analytics, and English Language Institute.
Senior year Optimized for Achieving Results. A student success pathway of activities and involvement benchmarks for students in their fourth year or beyond (90+ credits).
A website containing an online series of workshops to promote student success in academics, personal life and careers. Set up a free account using your GGC email address to access this resource.
Both are federal loans and must be paid back. Subsidized loans do not accumulate interest as long as the student is enrolled for at least six hours/semester. Unsubsidized loans start charging interest to the student as soon as the loans are disbursed. If enrollment drops below six hours/semester, the repayment period begins.
A syllabus is an outline of information related to a course that is provided by an instructor. It is given to students at the beginning of the semester. It provides information such as the name of the textbooks, required projects, required reading and research, schedule of exams and other information about the course.