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The warning process is designed to help students and promote a successful experience at Carolina. We are committed to the academic success of each of our students and understand that success is not always achieved in a predictable path. There are many reasons students enter the warning process, including personal, financial, health, family, or other issues.

Our goal is to help you identify the factors that are relevant to you and to help you address them. You are not alone in experiencing these difficulties. Many students participate in the warning process each year and, by accessing campus resources and reaching out to others for support, many leave the process and continue on to have a successful career at Carolina.

Students must meet all four academic standards to be in good standing. We know you can meet these requirements, and have designed a process to help you to address the causes of your academic difficulties.

Students who begin an enrolled term in good standing, but do not meet each of the four standards at the end of that enrolled term will receive an academic status of Warning. Students with a status of warning may enroll in courses and must utilize campus support. During the term on Warning, students must engage in the Restoring Eligibility Program and work closely with Academic Advising as well as other resources on campus. The official academic status in ConnectCarolina for students on Warning is “Warning – Eligible To Enroll.” Students must review their academic status at the end of every term. Academic status is found under the “Academics” tab in “Student Center.”

To support students through the restoring eligibility process, our team has designed a program that consists of personal reflection, goal setting, and working with campus resources to achieve success. If you are on warning or probation, we expect you to begin to engage in the restoring eligibility process by the 4th week of the semester – taking advantage of the support early on will help you to maximize your opportunities during the semester and see improvement in your academics. 

There are two ways to engage: 

Option 1: Engage in Individual Support
Schedule & attend a Required Academic Eligibility Success Consultation with your assigned advisor (name can be found in Student Center in Connect Carolina). In this meeting, you will partner with your advisor to explore both your strengths and challenges and to create a plan of action to set you up for success. 

Option 2: Enroll in Road to Resilience
Register for Road to Resilience: a supportive, small-group experience in which students on Warning/Probation meet on a weekly basis to reflect on past habits, develop personal ownership over their personal and academic success, and strengthen academic skills while developing a community with their peers. 

Frequently Asked Questions from students in the warning process

While the warning process is specific to your next term of enrollment, our goal is for you to make progress toward your degree. If the requirements are not met after your next term, you will be academically suspended. If this were to occur, you would need to appeal to engage in the probation process in order to be eligible to enroll.
There will be a hold placed on student accounts in the third week of the semester. This hold will be removed once students have completed their Academic Success Consultation (or engagement in Road to Resilience).

We invite students to take advantage of all of the resources available, including both the Academic Success Consultation and Road to Resilience.
*If you are unable to attend a scheduled meeting, it is a common courtesy to provide advanced notice so that other students may benefit from this availability.

The Restoring Eligibility Program is designed to support you in achieving academic success while on Warning. The sooner you take action and utilize the available resources, the more you will benefit. Therefore, we encourage you to engage with one of the following supports as outlined above within the first few weeks of the semester.