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The following requirements and procedures for maintaining academic good standing became effective in Fall 1996 for newly admitted degree-seeking undergraduates (freshmen and transfer students), and was modified by Faculty Senate in April 1998. Please see the Academic Good Standing policy in effect for students enrolled prior to Fall 1996.

To continue in academic good standing at UNCG, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 1.75 for freshmen (0-29 semester hours completed), and 2.00 thereafter (30 or more semester hours completed).

UNCG reserves the right to deny enrollment to any student, even though the student has met the minimum grade point average required, if it is apparent from the student's academic record of required courses that the student will not be able to meet graduation requirements.

The Academic Good Standing Policy applies to enrollment during any term, including Summer session. Students may be placed on academic probation, suspended, dismissed, or restore good standing based on their academic performance during Summer Session. Academic performance for both summer terms is evaluated at the end of Summer Term II. Students may check their academic standing via uncGenie.

Academic Warning for Freshmen
Freshmen will receive an academic warning if their grade point average falls between a 1.50 to 1.74 at the end of their first semester at UNCG. Freshmen will be placed on academic probation if they do not restore academic good standing by the end of the warning term (second semester of the freshman year). Academic warning does not become a permanent part of a student's record.

Academic Probation

Academic probation will occur as a result of any of the following:

1. Freshmen will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA falls below a1.75. (Refer to Academic Warning above for a GPA between 1.50 and 1.74.)

2. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.00.

3. Any full-time, degree-seeking student who fails to pass at least 6 semester hours in a given semester shall be placed on academic probation.

Students who are placed on academic probation at the end of their first semester at UNCG must participate in the Student Academic Success Program sponsored by Student Academic Services during their second semester. Failure to participate in this program or meet any condition of this program will result in immediate academic suspension.

All students on academic probation shall be limited to a maximum of 12 semester hours in the Fall or Spring Semester and no more than 4 semester hours in each term of Summer session.

Students are expected to be aware at all times of their academic status and are responsible for knowing whether or not they are on academic probation.

SAS Course
100 Strategies for Academic Success (0:2).

  • Enrollment required of, and restricted to, students who are placed on academic probation at the end of their first semester at UNCG.
  • Graded P/NP (Pass/Not Pass)
  • Attendance requirements are enforced

Course focuses on strategies for improving academic performance. Topics will include self-assessment, motivation, goal-setting, study skills, learning styles, time management, and campus resources.

Academic Suspension
Academic suspension from the University will occur as a result of either of the following:

1. Freshmen on academic probation will be suspended for one semester if they fail to earn either a minimum 2.30 GPA each term or raise their cumulative GPA to 1.75 at the end of their probationary term.

2. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors on academic probation will be suspended for one semester if they fail to earn either a minimum 2.30 GPA each term or raise their cumulative GPA to 2.00 at the end of the probationary term.

Students placed on academic suspension are denied permission to enroll for one semester. After a one-semester academic suspension, students may apply for reactivation/readmission to the University. Students are encouraged to complete an interview with a counselor in the Student Academic Services Office prior to the application deadline. If reactivated, students will return carrying academic probation status. Summer Session is not considered a semester away for the purposes of academic suspension.

Academic Suspension Appeals

A student who wishes to appeal academic suspension must appeal in writing to Student Academic Services by the appeals deadline in the academic calendar, which is published in the Undergraduate Bulletin and semester Schedule of Courses. Academic suspension appeals are considered in cases where circumstances beyond the student's control have interfered with the student's academic performance.

Events/Circumstances that Merit an Appeal

  • Personal or family emergency
  • Unanticipated, serious medical difficulty (excluding chronic conditions -- students are responsible for properly balancing academic work with known chronic conditions)
  • Serious psychological difficulty

Information to be Included in the Appeal

  • State the academic term of suspension you are appealing
  • Explain the events/circumstances that were detrimental to your academic performance
  • Attach any supporting documentation of events/circumstances that merit your appeal
  • Describe how the events/circumstances in your appeal have been resolved
  • Describe your plans for ensuring satisfactory academic performance in the coming academic term, should your appeal be approved.

Contact Student Academic Services at 334-5730 for additional information.

Academic Suspension Appeals will be reviewed by Student Academic Services and/or the Academic Appeals Committee. Students will be notified of the results of their appeals in writing.

Academic Dismissal
Academic dismissal will occur as a result of either of the following:

1. Freshmen who return on academic probation after suspension will be dismissed if they fail to earn either a minimum 2.30 GPA each term or raise their cumulative GPA to 1.75.

2. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who return on academic probation after suspension will be dismissed if they fail to earn either a minimum 2.30 GPA each term or raise their cumulative GPA to 2.00.

Students who have been academically dismissed cannot enroll at UNCG. One year after an academic dismissal, students may petition Student Academic Services to return to the University. Approval to continue after academic dismissal is a relatively rare occurrence. If approved, students will return carrying academic probation status.

Information to be included in the Academic Dismissal Appeal:

  • Explain the events/circumstances that were detrimental to your academic performance during your previous enrollment at UNCG
  • Describe how these events/circumstances have been resolved
  • Describe your plans for ensuring satisfactory academic performance in the coming academic term, should your appeal be approved.

Return to the University After Academic Probation, Suspension or Dismissal
Students not in good academic standing (academic probation, suspension, dismissal) when they leave the University must meet readmission requirements. If students not in good academic standing attend another post-secondary institution, they must have an overall and transferable 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all courses taken since leaving the University. In addition, dismissed students must petition Student Academic Services to return to the University.

Academic Appeals
The Director of Student Academic Services and the Academic Appeals Committee, appointed from the faculty, consider special and meritorious requests for waivers of academic regulations stated in the Undergraduate Bulletin. The Committee's decision on an academic suspension and dismissal appeal is final. The student should consult the Office of Student Academic Services for information concerning the appeal process.


 
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