Center for Student Success

Probation and Suspension

Academic Standing

A student's academic standing during any term is determined by the cumulative grade point average (GPA) earned on the total quality hours. To be in good standing, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a 67% or greater earned‑to‑attempted pass rate must be maintained. Individuals with less than a cumulative 2.0 GPA are placed on either probation or suspension. Individuals with less than a 67% earned-to-attempted pass rate are placed on progress warning.

Students are advised of their academic status at the end of every regular semester via email, Braveweb, and mail sent to their address on record. It is the student's responsibility to know his or her academic standing status and to ensure that an accurate mailing address is on file with the Registrar.

Academic Probation

A student is placed on Academic Probation when his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Students on academic probation are eligible to attend the University while carrying a cumulate grade point average below 2.0 under specified provisions but are not in good standing.

  • Students on probation have two semesters to improve their academic performance. 
  • If a student takes a leave of absence after one semester of probation, her or she would still be under probation for one semester after returning. 
  • Enrollment for the probationary term will be limited to a maximum of 13 semester hours, and students must participate in the services for probationary students offered through the Center for Student Success (CSS).
  • This is a mandatory requirement.  Failure to participate in CSS services will result in immediate Academic Dismissal at the end of the semester.  Students should refer to the CSS website for more information on these services.

By the end of the second probationary semester, students must achieve one of the following:

  1. Raise the cumulative GPA to a minimum of 2.0, or
  2. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.3 for the semester in order to continue on academic probation.

Failure to meet one of the conditions after two (2) consecutive semesters (not including Summer Terms) above will result in a mandatory suspension from UNCP for one semester.  Refer to the section on Academic Suspension for more information.

To return to good standing, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.  A probationary student who has earned a semester GPA of 2.3 but who has not achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is continued on probation.

Academic Suspension

If a student does not meet the above GPA requirement(s) after the second probationary semester, they will be mandatory suspended for one (1) semester.  After the suspension semester, the student must successfully appeal (see Suspension Appeals) before applying for readmission.  If approved for readmission by the Suspension Appeals Committee, the student will be readmitted to the University for two additional semesters (Fall or Spring) on academic probation.  Failure to meet the GPA requirements at the end of the fourth semester on probation will result in Academic Dismissal from the University.

Academic Dismissal

Academic Dismissal will occur when either a student on academic probation does not complete their provisions outlined in their Academic Success Contract during their probationary semester(s) or after returning from academic suspension.  Students who are placed on Academic Dismissal are ineligible to enroll at UNCP for two years.  After the two-year dismissal, the student must successfully appeal (see Suspension Appeals) before applying for readmission.  After the two (2) year dismissal, the student must successfully appeal (See Suspension Appeals) before applying for readmission to the University.  Upon return from Academic Dismissal, the student will be on Academic Probation. 

Suspension Appeals after Completing Mandatory Suspension or Academic Dismissal

A student who wishes to be readmitted after an academic suspension or dismissal must appeal to the Suspension Appeals Committee. Specific deadlines for each term can be found on the Web sites of the Center for Student Success (CSS) and the Office of Financial Aid.

Appeals are coordinated by the staff of the Center for Student Success (CSS). Individuals wishing to appeal a suspension should contact CSS to schedule a meeting with a counselor to develop an appeals packet. Complete appeals packets include, at a minimum, a letter of appeal outlining circumstances and causes that affected your academic success, an Academic Success Contract, and supporting documents of personal/medical reasons for performance. 

No appeals will be heard if received after the specific deadline, and the decision of the Suspension Appeals Committee is final.

Students whose appeal has been denied may not appeal again unless there has been a material change to their academic record. Students whose appeal has been approved must participate in the Center for Student Success services for students on academic probation.  Failure to participate will result in immediate Academic Dismissal at the end of the semester.

Suspension Appeal Procedure - Please read before completing the Suspension Appeal Form.

Suspension Appeal Form - Valid for Academic and Financial Aid Purposes - Now Accepting Appeal Submissions for Spring 2018