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Academic Probation and Suspension

Probation

 At UNC, we care about our students who fall on academic probation and want to see them succeed both academically and personally. Therefore, we have developed a process for you to follow to help you reach good academic standing.

Until you complete the steps listed below, a registration hold will be placed on your account. In order for the hold to be removed, you must complete mandatory steps prior to registration. 

First Semester on Probation

If it is your first semester on academic probation, you will be required to complete two steps before you can register for any future semester courses. Failure to meet the requirements leaves a hold on your account that prevents you from registering for the next semester. 

  1. Attending an Academic Success Workshop during your first semester on probation
    •  You will receive an email from SOAR early in your first semester on probation with instructions for how to register. 
  2. Meet with your advisor/success coach in your program after attending the workshop (in the same semester)

If you have already completed the workshop in a prior semester of academic probation, there is only one step required prior to course registration; you must meet with your program advisor/success coach during the semester. We recommend you meet with them within the first two months of the semester to talk about your status. 

Recommendations

  • Review the Academic Standing Policy. Write down and bring with you any questions you may have.
  • Schedule a series of appointments throughout the semester for increased success. Our statistics have shown that the more a student meets with their advisor, the higher their cumulative GPA will rise!
  • Schedule your workshop with SOAR and appointment with your major advisor in the first four weeks of the semester to identify campus resources for classes, clarify questions about the Academic Standing Policy, and calculate semester GPA needed to achieve good standing (greater than 2.0) 

Academic Success Workshop

If you are on your first semester of academic probation and need to sign up for an Academic Success Workshop, please contact Jason Sifrit

 


Academic Suspension

There are two ways that you could be suspended and not able to return to UNC. First, if your cumulative GPA has not risen to a 2.0 or higher in the next 24 credit hours of enrollment at UNC. Second, if your cumulative GPA falls below a 1.0 while on academic probation.

If suspended from UNC, you have two options:

Immediate Appeal

If extenuating circumstances exist and are documented, you may appeal immediately.

  • If the appeal is granted, you are given one additional semester to raise your cumulative GPA to a 2.0. If you are unsuccessful, you will remain on academic suspension.
  • Students suspended after the Fall semester may not take interim courses. Spring courses will be dropped if the suspension appeal is denied or if the student chooses not to appeal their suspension.
  • Students suspended after the spring semester may take courses during the first 6-week Summer session. Other Summer courses and Fall courses will be dropped if the suspension appeal is denied or if the student chooses not to appeal their suspension
  • If the appeal is denied, you need to wait until the passage of one fall or spring semester before submitting a readmission appeal. You must successfully complete 12 transferable semester hours with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at another regionally accredited institution, or present evidence of potential future academic success in order to be readmitted. In most cases you will need to earn a much higher GPA than the minimum requirement of a 2.0 cumulative GPA at another institution. You can contact your program advisor/success coach to get an estimated GPA target that you will need to achieve at another institution prior to appealing for readmission.

If You Do Not File An Appeal

  • You need to wait until the passage of one fall or spring semester before submitting a readmission appeal. In order to submit a readmission appeal, you must successfully complete 12 transferable semester hours with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at another regionally accredited institution, or present evidence of potential future academic success in order to be readmitted. In most cases you will need to earn a much higher GPA than the minimum requirement of a 2.0 cumulative GPA at another institution. You can contact your program advisor/success coach to get an estimated GPA target that you will need to achieve at another institution prior to appealing for readmission.
  • Applications for readmission are available through the SOAR page: Academic Probation/Suspension Resources/Forms.
  • A second academic suspension is considered a permanent suspension from future enrollment at UNC.