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Academic Appeals & Requests

Academic Renewal Request

Academic Renewal Request Form (PDF)

Periodically, everyone needs a "do over" and, if you qualify, there are some unique policies at UNCG that might help you achieve that with your academic record. With the Academic Renewal Policy, qualifying students can be granted grade forgiveness in which all previously completed courses in which you earned a grade D+ or below will be forgiven.

Courses and grades will remain on your academic transcript, but the grades and hours earned will be expunged from your cumulative GPA and from your mandated degree requirements.

How do I qualify?

Qualification for Academic Renewal is a 2-step process.

To PRE-QUALIFY, students must meet one of the 2 criteria options listed below:

Option #1

  • Have been formerly enrolled at the University
  • Have less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA
  • Have NOT enrolled at any other institution of higher education (including community college) during the previous year

Option #2

  • Have been formerly enrolled at the University
  • Have less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA
  • Completed 24 hours of UNCG-approved college credit with a 2.50 GPA or higher since their last enrollment at UNCG

If you meet one of the options for pre-qualification criteria listed above, to FULLY QUALIFY for Academic Renewal you must:

  • Be re-admitted and enroll at UNCG
  • Earn a 2.30 GPA for your first 12 semester hours following re-enrollment

Qualification for Academic Renewal can be confusing, so if you think you might be a good candidate, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Students First Office to go over the policy in more detail. We can also review your individual record to ensure that you meet pre-qualification requirements.

Once I know I qualify, what do I do next?

After you earn a minimum 2.30 GPA for your first 12 semester hours of re-enrollment and complete the requirements to fully qualify for Academic Renewal, the next step is to fill out the Academic Renewal Request Form. The completed form should then be submitted to the Students First Office, 061 McIver Building.

Your request will be reviewed by the Academic Renewal committee, and upon confirmation of your qualifications, all previously completed courses in which grades of D+ and below were earned will be forgiven. Once your request has been reviewed by the committee and your records have been updated, you will be e-mailed by the committee.

Appeal Deadline

Committee Decisions

Friday, April 21, 2017 by 5:00 p.m Friday, April 28, 2017 
Friday, May 19, 2017 by 5:00 p.m
Friday, May 26, 2017 
Friday, June 23, 2017 by 5:00 p.m Friday, June 30, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017  by 5:00 p.m Friday, July 28, 2017

 

You can work with an advisor in the Students First Office to estimate what your projected GPA might be following academic renewal or you can utilize the online GPA Calculator.

** Please note that Academic Renewal/Grade Forgiveness can only be granted one time during a student's academic career and cannot be reversed. Additionally, Academic Renewal cannot be combined with UNCG's Grade Replacement Policy.

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