Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (“SAP”) is composed of Qualitative Standard and Quantitative Standard.

Qualitative Standard

Students have to maintain a good academic standing. PTSA requires undergraduate students and ELSP student to maintain a 2.0 GPA in all courses attempted at PTSA and a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Graduate students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA in all courses attempted at PTSA and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Repeated courses which the student previously passed are not counted toward satisfactory academic progress requirements.

Quantitative Standard

There are two components in quantitative standard; (a) Acceptable Passing Rate and (b) Unit and Time Limit to complete an education program.

(a) Acceptable Passing Rate: Excluding transfer units, an overall ratio of units earned at PTSA to units attempted is calculated. Withdrawn and incomplete units are attempted with zero units earned. Students must complete 67% of units attempted.

(b) Unit and Time Limit: To complete the program, no more than 150% of the number of units required can be attempted. For determination of satisfactory academic progress, all attempted units at PTSA are counted. For transfer students, only transferred units that apply to the degree program are counted.

SAP for full time ELSP Students

A full-time status of ELSP students is obtained by completing minimum 5 classes (20 hours per week) per semester or 15 classes per academic year. A full-time ELSP is also required to complete the requirements of 30 classes and take 5 classes each semester while maintaining a 2.0 GPA in all courses attempted at PTSA and a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

The maximum period granted for the completion is 3 years, 9 semesters (150% of the published length of two years)

SAP for Undergraduate Students (Bachelor of Theology)

A full-time status of undergraduate students is obtained by completing minimum 12 credits per semester or 24 credits per academic year. A full-time undergraduate student is also required to complete the requirements of 128 credits while maintaining a 2.0 GPA in all courses attempted at PTSA and a 2.0 cumulative GPA. The maximum period granted for the completion is 6 years, 12 semesters (150% of the published length of four years)