Sept 11-15: Census Date and Time Management

Students: reminder that this Wednesday, September 13, 2017 is the census date for the Alamo colleges.  This means that if you drop a course after this day it will count as one of your six drops you are allotted for your undergraduate career.

Keep in mind that there are pros and cons to dropping before and after census.  If you are enrolled in 12 hours and are receiving financial aid, and drop before census, you could wind up owing several hundred dollars back to SAC because you would no longer be receiving aid as a full-time student.  If you drop after census, you may not owe anything but again, would use one of your six drops.

After 6 drops, students are no longer allowed to drop a course and receive the grade they earn.  In sum, please think carefully about dropping courses.  If you would like to know exact amounts (which I encourage) before dropping please contact Financial Aid at 486-0777.

Please also remember that in order to both maintain Financial Aid and remain in good standing with SAC, students need to have a 2.0 GPA and complete 67% of the courses they attempt.

Also on Wednesday, 9/13, Prof. Wallis will be hosting a Time Management workshop in the HAC from 2-3PM.  The majority of students coming into college struggle to manage their time–we recommend you attend this workshop to learn how to effectively manage yours!  If you missed Prof. Wallis’s Scholarship Workshop, please click this link to view the video!

Scholarship Opportunity


I highly encourage you to apply for the Alamo Colleges Scholarship.  The deadline is September 10th.  The Alamo Colleges Foundation offers many different scholarships.  The scholarship application allows you to be considered for every scholarship you may be eligible for.  Here is the link:

* I will also hold a scholarship workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 10:00 am in the Honors Center for tips on applying and writing your essay.

Financial Aid Appeals

Attention students: are you aware that to remain in good academic standing at San Antonio College, you must 1) maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and 2) be completing 67% of the classes you attempt?  In terms of Financial Aid, you must also 3) not exceed 99 hours.  If you’re not meeting all 3 of these, you could lose your ability to receive Financial Aid.

At this point in the semester, you would have received an email at your account letting you know you are not meeting SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress).  If you’ve received such an email, please reach out to the Honors Advisor to file a Financial Aid Appeal!  Remember: appeals must be submitted by June 29th, 2017!

Also, this appeal will not count towards this summer’s classes.  And  remember that appeals are not guaranteed to be approved.  Please ensure that if you are filing an appeal you are also prepared to pay out of pocket so that you aren’t dropped from classes!