Academic Standing

Your academic standing is determined by the cumulative grade point average.  In order to graduate, you must earn a minimum of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale at the University of Northern Colorado.

  • You are placed on academic probation, up to the next 24 credit hours, at UNC if your cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0.  When the cumulative GPA is raised to 2.0 or higher within the 24 probation credit window, you will return to good academic standing.
  • Grades that count toward the 24 probation credit hours include all letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, as well as all Incompletes that have been finished.  Grades not counted towards the 24 probation credit hours are I, NC, NR, NG, S, U, W, UW, and CR.. 
  • If you are on academic probation and do not raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher at the conclusion of the 24 probation credit hours at UNC, you will be suspended.
  • While on probation, if your cumulative GPA falls below a 1.0, you will be automatically suspended.
  • Please note that Academic Standing Policy is different from the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.  Even though your academic status allows you to continue enrollment at UNC, this does not guarantee continuation of Financial Aid assistance.  Please refer to the Office of Financial Aid website at http://www.unco.edu/ofa/aid/maintaining/index.asp

Academic Suspension Appeal

You may immediately appeal your suspension if extenuating circumstances exist.  Extenuating circumstances include factors beyond your control (e.g. family emergency, serious illness, death) and must be documented.  Appeals due to other circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  Instructions for immediate appeal are available at http://www.unco.edu/asa/academic_advising/scholastic_standards.html

  • If the appeal is approved, you are given one additional semester to raise your cumulative GPA to a 2.0.  If the appeal is denied, you will remain on academic suspension. 
  • After the appeals process is complete, if your appeal was denied, you will be removed from your Fall or Spring courses.  If you are enrolled in Summer courses that have already begun prior to the completion of the appeal process, you will remain in those courses, but courses that have not started will be dropped.
  • Summer semester does count as one additional semester to raise your cumulative GPA if your appeal is approved.  If the appeal is denied, you will remain suspended regardless of your cumulative GPA at the completion of their Summer coursework.
  • Applications and deadlines for appeals are available through the Office of Academic Support and Advising http://www.unco.edu/asa/academic_advising/guides_forms.html
  • All appeals are reviewed by the University Academic Review Committee.  The University Academic Review Committee’s decisions are final.
  • A second academic suspension is considered a permanent suspension from future enrollment as an Undergraduate student at UNC.

Academic Appeal for Readmission
If you have been academically suspended, you may not apply for readmission at the University of Northern Colorado until at least one term, Fall or Spring, has passed.

  • It is recommended that you complete 12 transferrable credits of academic rigor at another institution to show your potential for future success before applying for readmission through the Office of Academic Support and Advising.
  • Application and deadlines for readmissions are available through the Office of Academic Support and Advising at http://www.unco.edu/asa/academic_advising/guides_forms.html The application must be received 60 days prior to the term in which you wish to re-enroll at UNC.
  • All applications for readmission are reviewed by the University Academic Review Committee. The University Academic Review Committee’s decisions are final.
  • If you attended other institutions since suspension from UNC , you must furnish the Office of the Registrar with official transcripts from those institutions.
  • Re-entry into the institution does not automatically guarantee re-entry to an academic program.
  • If a readmission appeal is denied a second academic suspension is considered a permanent suspension from future enrollment as an Undergraduate student at UNC.

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