Notice for students with academic eligibility status of “Suspended”
Note: effective Fall 2016, new academic eligibility rules are in effect. See the Student Success website.
There are four standards which students must meet to be in “Good Standing.”
- Minimum cumulative UNC-CH grade point average (GPA) of 2.000
- Earn minimum credit hours each term (see the Student Success website for details.
- Completion of at least two-thirds (2/3) of cumulative attempted hours.
- A maximum degree-completion timeframe of 180 hours.
Check eligibility status
Students must check their academic eligibility status in ConnectCarolina at the end of each term. See the “Policies & Procedures” section of the Undergraduate Catalog for more details. Remember that temporary grades of IN and AB factor into your GPA and can impact eligibility.
If you are “Suspended,” please discuss your options for restoring Good Standing with an advisor. Students may attempt to restore Good Standing by:
- Converting grades of AB or IN to passing grades;
- Filing an appeal for probation which, if approved, would allow you to
- Complete Carolina Courses Online through the Friday Center for Continuing Education,
- Attend UNC-CH as either a full-time or a part-time student (fall, spring or summer).
Students who meet each of the four standards at the end of an enrolled term.
- Students in Good Standing may enroll in courses.
Students who began an enrolled term in Good Standing but do not meet all four academic standing standards at the end of the enrolled term.
- Students with a status of Warning may enroll in courses and must complete an academic intervention plan.
Students who began an enrolled term with a status of Warning but do not meet all four academic standing standards at the end of the enrolled term.
- Students with an academic status of Suspension cannot enroll in any courses in any term.
- Students with an academic status of Suspension have two options:
a) appeal for a term of probation or
b) spend time engaging in study, work or wellness activities away from UNC-CH, which may strengthen an appeal to return on a term of probation.
Students who appealed suspension and are granted a term of probation.
- Students with a status of Probation may enroll in courses and must complete an academic intervention plan.
Students in Suspension status must file an appeal for probation. If they were not enrolled in the previous fall or spring term, they must also apply for readmission to return for a fall, spring or summer term. (Readmission is not required for students planning to enroll in only Carolina Courses Online.)
Students who withdraw for medical reasons may have a registration hold that requires clearance by Campus Health Services or Counseling and Psychological Services before they can be readmitted.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers further information on their Applying for Readmission web pages.