Academic Dismissal

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Students who have returned to the University after Academic Suspension are placed on Academic Dismissal if they fail to meet any of the following requirements:

  • Limit enrollment to a maximum of 16 semester hours each fall and spring term and eight (8) semester hours in the summer term until Academic Good Standing is restored
  • Earn a minimum 2.30 term GPA each  term until a 2.0 cumulative GPA is restored
  • Enroll in and successfully complete the requirements of the ARS 120 course

If you fall on Academic Dismissal, you must sit out for one full academic year (including 1 fall term and 1 spring term). Summer does not count as a term away for the purposes of academic dismissal. You may wish to take courses at another institution, volunteer, or work during this time.

The Students First Office recognizes that there may be times when unexpected and extenuating circumstances affect your ability to complete the requirements returning from Academic Suspension. If this is the case, you may want to consider completing an Academic Dismissal 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 year and upon your return to the University.

Returning from Academic Dismissal

Following Academic Dismissal, students must be readmitted to the university prior to enrolling. Readmission to UNCG following Academic Dismissal is a two-step process. When you are ready to return to the University, you must:

  1. Submit a Return from Dismissal Appeal to the Students First Office
  2. Reapply to the University through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

In the first semester at the University following Academic Dismissal, students are required to participate in and successfully complete the ACT Program (Academic Coaching in Transitions). This program engages formerly dismissed 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 Dismissal policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin.