Texas Tech University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to apply reasonable standards for measuring whether a student is making progress toward a degree as a standard for participating in any federal student aid program. The State of Texas also requires that students meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (S.A.P.) in order to receive any state funded student assistance.
Effective Summer 2014, students must submit SAP appeals directly to their academic advisor. S.A.P. appeals are processed in the order that they are received. Once the advisor has completed their portion of the SAP form, it will be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. It is possible that you will not receive a response to your appeal until several weeks into the beginning of the semester. For that reason, it is highly recommended that you arrange a payment plan with Student Business Services in order to avoid being dropped from your courses for non-payment while your appeal is still being processed.