Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal financial aid funds are awarded with the understanding that students will make progress toward their chosen degree. Palmer College of Chiropractic, as directed by the U.S. Department of Education, has established guidelines to follow in order to meet this goal. At Palmer College these standards are also applied to state, internal and institutional aid programs.

Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress for each term of attendance. It is the student's responsibility to achieve satisfactory academic progress (SAP), and students should seek assistance from the College's many academic support services in a consistent and timely manner. Students must be in an eligible degree or certificate program and maintain qualitative and quantitative Satisfactory Academic Progress to be eligible to receive financial aid. Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined at the end of each academic term.

Default Rates

Palmer College of Chiropractic's official Title IV 3-year Cohort Default Rate:

  • 2013 Final - 2.2%
  • 2012 Final - 2.1%
  • 2011 Final - 3.3%
  • 2010 Final - 3.4%
  • 2009 Final - 3.5%