Satisfactory Academic Progress

Filing an Undergraduate Appeal

Students can regain eligibility for financial aid by submitting an appeal in cases where there have been extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control which prevented him/her/them from meeting Financial Aid SAP requirements. Examples include the death of a close relative, a serious injury/illness and/or change of major.  Typical processing time varies from quarter to quarter, so students are encouraged to submit an appeal as soon as To-Do Lists are assigned as noted below. 

International Students must appeal by paper form. This form will be located on the To-Do List.

Reason to Appeal Documents Required
Time to Degree                                      
  • Complete the online appeal form* located on your To-Do List. 
  • Upload a completed and approved copy of your Petition to Extend Enrollment (PTEE) obtained from your college advising office as located on your To-Do List on MyUCSC (we cannot approve additional quarters without an approved PTEE).

GPA/Pace Deficit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  • Complete the online appeal form* located on your To-Do List
  • Upload a completed Financial Aid Detailed Academic Plan as located on your To-Do List on MyUCSC (academic advisers develop individual plans)

*If you are logging in for the first time, you’ll need to activate your account by providing your First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and SSN/CSAC ID that match your FAFSA/Dream application.

Deadline to Submit Your Appeal

The Add/Drop/Swap Enrollment deadline of the term for which you are appealing for aid.

Appeal Results

Students are notified by e-mail of the outcome of their appeal. If your appeal is approved by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office you will be placed on financial aid probation.


*If you are returning from a leave of absence and are not able to access the online appeal form due to issues with “Gold” password, follow instructions and if needed contact ITS at or call 831-459-HELP (9-4357).

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