Basics of SAP


Federal and state regulations require students receiving federal student financial aid and Cal Grants to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). In compliance with these regulations, Long Beach City College has established the following Satisfactory Academic Progress standards that students must meet to be eligible for financial aid programs. Students not meeting any or all three standards will not be eligible for financial aid.

You must meet all of the following Satisfactory Academic Progress standards:

  • Complete your program within a maximum time frame, i.e. AS, AA or transfer program within 72 progress units or the number of units required for your vocational/certificate program
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Successfully complete 67% of all attempted units.