Academic Eligibility FAQs
Academic Advising is here for you. We understand that the COVID-19 (CV19) crisis and mid-semester transition to all online learning has led to unexpected challenges for many in our campus community. Our team remains available to support you during this extraordinary time. If any concerns about your academic eligibility status, we encourage you to reach out.
You will need to know your ONYEN or PID to access the appeal for probation. If you do not recall this information, please contact your academic advisor for assistance. The appeal for probation will ask you to provide the following information:
- Reason for appeal – you will be asked to select the reason(s) you were unable to maintain eligibility from the following list of options: Death or major illness in family, financial challenges, academic skills, unmet basic needs, natural disaster, substance use, transition issues, personal illness or injury, family responsibilities, mental health challenges, trauma or other crises, other.
- Desired Enrollment – this section asks you to identify your preferred enrollment term, preferred enrollment type (part-time classroom studies, full time enrollment, full time with approve underload), and preferred number of hours (enter preferred academic load 1-18 credit hours).
- File attachments – in this section you will be asked to upload your prepared Letter of Appeal, Plan of Action, and any Supporting Documentation. For more information see the Appeal Resource Guide.
- Semester or term GPA above 2.0 and/or ability to restore to Good Standing within one term.
- Demonstrated academic improvement.
- Completion of previous academic intervention(s)
- Engagement with resources and support
- Specific and realistic Plan of Action.
- Demonstrated resolution of challenges that led to current academic standing.
- Use of time away from the University, if appropriate.
For more information see the Appeal Evaluation section of the Appeal Resource Guide.
If you left the University in Good Standing, you will still be considered in Good Standing; however, the new Academic Eligibility Policy will apply to you as you move forward. If you left the University as Academically Ineligible, you will need to appeal for Probation in order to re-enroll.
Consider the following terms as you seek to understand your situation:
|Previous Policy||Fall 2016 Policy|
|Probation & Automatic Probation||Warning|
|Continued Probation||Probation (by appeal only)|
|Probation (when returning from Ineligibility)||Probation (by appeal only)|
|Ineligible-Pending||No longer exists.|
Some students may improve their current standing by converting an AB or IN grade from the previous term to a passing grade. If you have a temporary grade of AB or IN, we encourage you to work with your professor for the respective course to identify a plan for completing the remaining work. Should you need to appeal for probation, we encourage you to include this information as supporting documentation for your appeal. You may consider using the Temporary Grade Resolution Plan worksheet to guide you as you work to resolve your AB or IN grade.
The readmission process has been streamlined and replaced with the Return to Carolina survey. If you were not enrolled or you withdrew during the most recent semester (fall, spring), you must complete the Return to Carolina survey in order to re-enroll at Carolina. This includes Carolina Courses Online as well as Summer courses.
The Return to Carolina survey is a separate process from the Appeal for Probation. Students are encouraged to complete this survey at the same time as appealing for Probation; however, note the unique deadlines for the respective processes.
Your appeal decision letter contains important information regarding approved enrollment limits, action items, next steps, and recommendations that are tailored to your specific situation. Be sure to thoroughly review your appeal decision letter and contact your assigned Eligibility Advisor with any questions. Please note all appeal for probation decisions are final.
We want you to return to UNC and hope to support you towards this goal! Your appeal decision letter contains recommendations that are tailored to your specific situation and includes strategies for strengthening your appeal for the future. We encourage you to explore these recommendations and other options for improving your academic standing to demonstrate your readiness to return to Carolina. You are welcome to schedule a meeting with Jessica Lambert Ward or Katie Cartmell to discuss your situation in person and to develop a plan to submit your appeal for future consideration.