jenaj, the axel in the SP must be a double or triple. A single axel is automatically -3. Any missed required element in the SP automatically gets a -3 - a solo double/single (as opposed to a triple), a 2-2 as opposed to a 3-2 or 2-3, not putting in a combo, and the axel.
Sorry! I didn't know that. I guess I should have remembered it was the short program with required elements. Is the rule the same in the long program?