Maintaining A+ Eligibility & Length of Eligibility
Maintaining A+ Eligibility
To maintain A+ eligibility, you MUST maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- You must be enrolled full time, maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average in college level coursework (100 level or higher) at OTC after high school graduation.
- You must maintain a cumulative 67% completion ratio.
- Total Hours Completed divided by Total Hours Attempted = Completion ratio
If you lose A+, you can get it back once you re-establish your GPA and/or completion ratio. A+ will not pay for coursework while you are working to re-establish your eligibility.
- An A+ Student must be enrolled as a degree or certificate seeking student.
- You must be within term limits.
- A valid FAFSA must be on file each academic year. A student must submit additional documentation if his or her FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education. If selected, A+ will not pay until verification is complete.
Length of Eligibility
A+ rules stipulate your eligibility expires when the earliest of the following occurs:
- It has been more than 48 months since high school graduation
- You have graduated with an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree
- You have completed 105% of the credit hours required for the program in which you are currently enrolled.
The 105% calculation includes:
- All hours completed at any institution, including remedial coursework
- The 105% calculation does not include:
- Credit hours earned before high school graduation.
The A+ Program will allow a student who has exceeded the 105% limit while seeking a certificate or pre-allied health program to extend eligibility by electing to pursue a two year program of study. Students who elect to change their program of study must complete a Change of Program Form and submit it to Student Services. Once the program of study has been changed, the student must submit an A+ Program Change Form. It is the student's responsibility to verify eligibility.