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:

  • Participate in and successfully complete the requirements of ARS 100
  • Earn a minimum 2.30 term GPA every term until their overall cumulative GPA reaches the required 2.00

If you are academically suspended, 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. You can read more about your options and next steps after being Academically Suspended in this informational guide.

The Academic Recovery team knows 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 able to continue at UNCG during your suspension term. You may also want to explore an Appeal to Withdraw for Extenuating Circumstances 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 discuss your individual circumstances and receive assistance with the appeal process. In addition, SFO staff 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.


Following Academic Suspension, students must reapply to return to the University through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students are not required to complete an Academic Appeal to Return from Suspension, but students who wish to receive Financial Aid upon returning from Academic Suspension will be required to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal to the Financial Aid Office to request possible reinstatement of financial aid eligibility.

After readmission, students are required to attend an Academic Re-Orientation meeting with the Students First Office to engage in success planning for their return semester. This meeting will be required before a student can register for courses in their return semester.

Students returning to UNCG after Academic Suspension are considered to be on a second version of Academic Probation after Academic Suspension. The following requirements apply to students on Academic Probation following Academic Suspension:

  • Participate in and successfully complete the requirements of ARS 120
  • Earn a minimum 2.30 term GPA every term until their overall cumulative GPA reaches the required 2.00

The consequences of not meeting probationary requirements after Academic Suspension will result in Academic Dismissal. Students who restore a 2.00 cumulative GPA but do not earn 67% of their semester hours you will be placed on Academic Warning. Students who meet probationary requirements without restoring the 2.00 cumulative GPA will be placed on Continuing Probation until the qualifications for Academic Good Standing are met.

You can read more about the Academic Standing policy in the Undergraduate Catalog.