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Registration Appeals

Registration appeals apply only to the current semester’s registrations and must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar before the end of the semester.

You may find yourself in need of filing a registration appeal in the following cases:

  • You need to drop or withdraw from a course after the deadline.
  • You’re requesting an adjustment to the tuition and fees charged to you despite your withdrawal from a course.

Appeal Types

  • Course drop/withdrawal

    This appeal applies only to current semester registrations and must be filed in the Office of the Registrar prior to the end of the current semester.

    Appeals will only be considered when there were extenuating circumstances beyond your control (medical conditions, death or illness in the family, unanticipated financial problems, or university error) that kept you from adhering to the normal deadlines.
    The course drop and withdrawal deadlines are strictly enforced. Any request for an exception to these deadlines must be submitted using the Registration Appeal Form. Note that partial course withdrawals are not an option – by requesting a withdrawal, you will not receive any credit for the course and may remain responsible for some or all of the course fees.

    Factors not accepted for a course drop/withdrawal appeal include, but are not limited to, such things as:

    • Poor academic performance in a class.
    • Time management-related situations.
    • Lack of adherence to or awareness of university policies or deadlines.
    • Retroactive withdrawal

    A retroactive withdrawal appeal may be necessary if you experienced extenuating circumstances or trauma such that you could not have reasonably been expected to possess the normal capabilities necessary to complete the academic period satisfactorily or to complete a withdrawal.

    The Registrar will determine, in consultation with faculty members, the Dean of Students, and others, as appropriate, if the retroactive withdrawal should be granted. If your appeal is submitted more than 90 days after the end of the class, university leadership approval (the Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Studies or the Dean of Graduate School) will be required in addition to the Registrar.

    • If granted, the course will remain on your transcript with a grade of "W" and tuition and fees will be adjusted if applicable. It will not impact your GPA. Certain charges related to your registration such as student insurance, fines, permits, and/or emergency cash advances will be charged in full.
    • If denied, you will be charged 100% of tuition and fees along with certain charges related to your registration such as student insurance, fines, permits, and/or emergency cash advances.
  • Non-attendee retroactive withdrawal

    A non-attendee retroactive withdrawal appeal is permitted if you registered for courses at UNC, never attended the institution, and did not notify us to remove you from courses.

    The Registrar will determine, in consultation with faculty members, the Dean of Students and others, as appropriate, if the retroactive withdrawal should be granted. If your appeal is submitted more than 90 days after the end of the course(s), university leadership approval will be required in addition to the Registrar’s.

    • If granted, the courses will remain on your transcript with a grade of "UW" and tuition and fees will be adjusted if applicable. It will not impact your GPA. Certain charges related to your registration such as student insurance, fines, permits, and/or emergency cash advances will be charged in full.
    • If the petition is denied, you will be charged 100% of tuition and fees, as well as certain charges related to your registration such as student insurance, fines, permits, and/or emergency cash advances.
  • Tuition appeal

    If you withdrew from UNC and want to request an adjustment to the tuition and fees charged to you, a tuition appeal will be necessary.

    An appeals committee will convene to determine whether or not to approve your request. A member of the appeals committee will contact you via Bear Mail with the decision. The committee's decision is final.

 

Appeal Process and Submission

  • Complete the Registration Appeal form and submit all required documentation. Failure to submit documentation may result in your appeal being denied. The documentation should include the description of the circumstances and reasons for the appeal. 
    • Attachment of documentation is required for form submission. If you are only submitting a personal statement, type in the Personal Statement section type "See Attached" and attach your personal statement (Word or PDF). 
  • If you received financial aid, indicate that on the appeal form so it is routed to Financial for approval. 
  • Submit the form. Since the form is an electronic form, you will receive notification that the form has been submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Once a decision has been made, you will receive an email letting you know that decision.