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Additional semester appeal reasons that are usually approved:

  • Taking courses required for graduation that are offered only in certain spring or fall semesters – assuming you made your best effort to complete these in a timely manner
  • Completing an honors thesis
  • Participating in a study abroad program that requires you to be enrolled as an undergraduate
  • Serving the University community via special student activities that significantly benefit the campus community
  • Serving the University as a red-shirted student-athlete or in the capacity of student personnel important to a varsity team and endorsed by the team’s coaching staff
  • Retaking a course required for graduation that was failed in the final semester

Additional semester appeal reasons that are usually NOT approved:

  • The sole purpose of completing multiple areas of study (i.e. a second major and minor or two minors). While you can enroll in an extra semester and retain your second major and minor(s), advising will not approve appeals for the sole purpose of finishing one of these optional programs of study.
  • Raising a grade point average
  • Taking prerequisites for graduate or professional school
  • Taking courses related to employment
  • Changing major from BA to BS degree
  • Completing degree requirements on campus in a fall or spring semester when there are readily available alternatives via summer sessions or online courses

**Transfer students who transfer in the UNC-Chapel Hill equivalent of two or more semesters may automatically enroll in up to 10 semesters and complete up to three areas of study (i.e. a second major and a minor or two minors) without the need to request an additional semester appeal.

Here’s What You Should Be Doing:

If you feel your circumstances warrant an additional semester appeal, you will complete the additional semester appeal form by the deadlines outlined above.

Here’s How We Can Help:

If you are unsure if your circumstances warrant an additional semester appeal, please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss. Your academic advisor can support you if you have additional questions or concerns regarding an additional semester appeal.

Ready to Submit an Additional Semester Appeal?

Once you are ready to submit an additional semester appeal, you can complete the Additional Semester Appeal Form.