Students who are on Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Suspension if they fail to meet any of the following requirements during their probationary term:
- Enroll in and successfully complete the requirements of the Academic Probation Program (if required*)
- Earn a minimum 2.30 term GPA every term until their cumulative GPA reaches the required 2.00
- Earn a minimum 67% of your semester hours each term *for students who began their degree at UNCG in fall 2014 or later
If you fall on Academic Suspension, you must sit out for one fall or spring term. Summer does not count as a term away for the purposes of academic suspension. You may wish to take courses at another institution, volunteer, or work during this time.
Advisors in the Students First Office know that there may be times when unexpected and extenuating circumstances affect your ability to complete the requirements of Academic Probation. If this is the case, you may want to consider completing an Academic Suspension Appeal. If your appeal is approved, you will be granted permission to continue at UNCG. You may also want to explore a Course Withdrawal Request if your circumstances occurred or worsened after the last day to withdraw from classes without academic penalty.
Schedule an appointment with the Students First Office to speak with an advisor about your individual circumstances and assist with the appeal process. In addition, advisors in SFO are available to help you create a plan for academic recovery while you are sitting out for the semester and upon your return to the University.
*There may be rare circumstances when students are not eligible for the Academic Probation Program. Contact the Students First Office if you have questions regarding your eligibility.
Returning from Academic Suspension
Following Academic Suspension, students must reapply to the University through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. During the first semester back at the University following suspension, students are required to participate in and successfully complete the ARS 120: Academic Connections in Education (ACE) program. This program engages formerly suspended students to discover strengths and make informed decisions that will assist in accomplishing academic, career, and life goals.
You can read more about the Academic Suspension policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin.