Satisfactory academic progress requires that a student complete his/her program of study within 150 percent of the timeframe allotted for that program. For example, a student pursuing the Associate in Arts degree needs 64 credit hours (100 percent of the program length) to complete it; the student would be allotted a total of 96 attempted credit hours (150 percent of the program length) to complete the program. If the program cannot be completed within 150 percent of the program length (i.e., example student attempts over 96 hours), the student is placed on Timeframe Suspension and is ineligible for additional financial aid at SWIC for that program. (Keep in mind, changing programs may change a student's timeframe status).
Enrolling in courses outside your program of study as well as withdrawing, repeating and failing courses results in accumulating hours greater than 100 percent of your program length. Remedial courses and transfer courses that don't count toward your program of study are excluded from attempted hours when determining maximum timeframe status.