Veterans SAP Appeal Process

Veterans Services has established an appeal process for students whose military education benefits have been discontinued due to a failure to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. To maintain satisfactory academic status, the cumulative College of DuPage grade point average (GPA) must be 2.0 or above. If Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is not met or if the cumulative GPA is below 2.0, students will be ineligible to receive military education benefits and a Veterans SAP Appeal must be completed to be reviewed by the Veterans SAP Appeal Committee.

The Veterans SAP Appeal Form is submitted along with an Appeal Letter and supporting documentation. The Appeal Letter must describe the details of mitigating circumstances or circumstances beyond the student’s control which may have adversely affected their academic performance. These circumstances must be supported by applicable documentation and must have since been resolved.

Military education benefits cannot be certified until the appeal is approved or until the cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher. If the appeal is approved, the student will be allowed to continue receiving the military education benefits for the next semester. The current term grade point average (GPA) will be monitored every semester for future eligibility until the cumulative GPA reaches 2.0. If the appeal is denied, the military education benefits cannot be certified and the student will be responsible for paying for all coursework until an appeal is approved or the cumulative grade point average (GPA) reaches 2.0.

Veterans SAP Appeal Form

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Is this your first Veterans Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal?*
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If Medical circumstances: The Medical Documentation Form must be completed by the student and their medical professional. Print the Veterans SAP Medical Documentation Form. Completed and signed Medical Documentation Forms should be emailed to
Appeal Letter and Supporting Documentation
Write an Appeal Letter in the field below stating:
  1. The circumstances that prevented the successful completion of coursework
  2. The specific steps taken to resolve the circumstances
  3. An explanation of how you will be successful going forward
  4. Email any supporting documentation to Include your COD student ID number in the message.

Note: If you have a current Counseling/SOAP, Financial Aid, Medical, or Tuition appeal, you may use the same information and supporting documentation for this appeal.

If you need assistance writing the Appeal Letter, you may contact the Learning Commons or view the Learning Commons video.

The completed appeal will be reviewed by the Veterans SAP Appeal Committee. You will be notified by email of the committee decision within 15 business days.


Contact Information

For questions regarding the Veterans SAP appeal process, contact:

Veterans Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225
(630) 942-3814