University of Scranton - DeNaples Center

Pace Calculator for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

One condition that must be met to receive financial aid is that a student must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  One of several measures of SAP is called “Pace” and is the rate at which you are progressing through your program of study.  Pace is determined by dividing the cumulative number of credits you have earned by the cumulative number of credits you have attempted.  The resulting Pace percentage minimally must be as follows to receive, or continue to receive, financial aid:

  • 65% for freshmen and sophomores
  • 70% for juniors, seniors and graduate students

Use this calculator to either determine your current actual Pace % or to project future scenarios to maintain or achieve Pace.  Your actual values may be found on your academic transcript through your Self-Service (UIS) account.  From your transcript, use the credit values from the “Overall” line underTranscript Totals

Credits with these grades are included in Attempted: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, F, S, U, CS, CD, NC, TC, AP, CR, I, IP, W.

Credits with these grades are included in Earned: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, S, CS, CD, TC, AP, CR.

Enter Cumulative Credits Earned:
Enter Cumulative Credits Attempted:
Your Pace Score:

The full SAP policy, including GPA and Pace requirements, may be found in the 2011-12 Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs on the Financial Aid Office webpage at http://www.scranton.edu/financial-aid or directly at http://www.scranton.edu/financial-aid/documents/Comprehensive Guide to Fin Aid 2011-12.pdf.