Academic Progress Policy
Students at Green River College are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to be eligible for aid and receive financial aid. This policy defines what is meant by satisfactory academic progress. The college will look at all attempted credits regardless of the source of tuition payment. Per Department of Education policy, the Financial Aid Office is not allowed to recognize grade forgiveness.
View printable 2018-2019 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
This chart shows the number of credits and quarterly GPA needed to maintain Good Academic Standing each quarter
One Quarter of
|Less Than Half-Time|
5 or fewer credits
2.0 + GPA
|Completed 9 credits||Completed
|Must Complete all credits|
GPA = 1.5 - 1.99
|Completed 5-8 credits||Completed
GPA = 0.0 - 1.49
|Completed less than
|Completed less than 5 credits||Completed less than 4 credits||Less than attempted
Grade point average
Students are expected to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 each quarter.
Students are also required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the second academic year (six quarters) and thereafter regardless of enrollment level (i.e., the number of credits for which a student has registered).
Pace of progression
Students must successfully complete the highest number of credits attempted each quarter based upon the chart above.
To complete a program in the allowed timeframe and maintain financial aid eligibility, students need to complete at least 67% of their attempted cumulative credits.
All program credits (including transfer and developmental/below college level) will be taken into consideration whether or not aid was received.
Students will have time limits for completing their programs of study. Students can be considered eligible for financial aid for the equivalent of 150% of a program's length which includes all attempted college level credits.
"Program" includes all pre-requisites, any changes in degrees or certificates and transfer credits that apply toward the program at Green River. Normally, changing to a different program of study will not start a new 150% timeframe*.
The Financial Aid Office will be closed to the public for training:
Wednesday, April 17
Wednesday, April 24
Wednesday, May 1
Plan to attend fall quarter 2019?
Apply for 2019 -2020 FAFSA/WASFA. See Applying for Aid
We are currently processing 2018-2019 applications completed in April 2019. (updated on 4/15/19)
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
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and Success Center, 231