Academic Standing at UNC Greensboro

The following requirements and procedures for maintaining academic good standing became effective in Fall 2017 for undergraduate students and was modified by Faculty Senate in April 2017.

Undergraduate students are expected to be aware at all times of their academic standing and are responsible for knowing whether or not they are on Academic Good Standing, Academic Warning, Academic Probation, Academic Suspension, or Academic Dismissal. Students may check their academic standing via UNCGenie.

UNC Greensboro reserves the right to deny enrollment to any student, even though the student has met the minimum grade point average required, if it is apparent from the student’s academic record of required courses that the student will not be able to meet graduation requirements.

The Academic Good Standing Policy applies to enrollment during any term, including summer term. Students may be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, Academic Suspension, Academic Dismissal, or restored to Academic Good Standing based on their academic performance during Summer Session. Academic performance for both summer terms is evaluated at the end of Summer Session II.

Academic Good Standing Policy

(For degree-seeking students entering the university Fall 2014 and after. Students who entered the university as degree-seeking undergraduates prior to Fall 2014 are grandfathered into the policy last published in the 2013–14 Undergraduate Bulletin.)

To maintain Academic Good Standing at UNC Greensboro, undergraduate students will be required to satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Earn 67% of their credit hours each term.

Failure to satisfy all of the requirements above will result in Academic Warning or Academic Probation.

Academic Warning

Academic Warning will occur when an undergraduate student maintains a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA but earns less than 67% of their credits.

Students who fall on Academic Warning will be required to satisfy all of the following requirements during their next term of enrollment:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Earn 67% of their credits each term.
  • Enroll in and successfully complete the requirements of the Academic Resources & Knowledge (ARK) Program.

Failure to meet the requirements for Academic Good Standing while on Academic Warning may result in Academic Probation. A student who is able to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA but does not earn 67% of their credits will continue on Academic Warning each consecutive semester until the required minimum percentage of hours is earned.

Academic Probation

Academic Probation will occur when an undergraduate student in Academic Good Standing or on Academic Warning fails to maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Undergraduate students who fall on Academic Probation will be required to satisfy all of the following requirements during their next term of enrollment:

  • Limit enrollment to a maximum of 16 credits each fall and spring term and 8 credits 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 ARS 100.

Failure to satisfy all of the Academic Probation requirements above may result in Academic Suspension at the end of the probationary term. A student who is able to restore a 2.0 cumulative GPA but does not earn 67% of their credits will be placed on Academic Warning.

In cases where circumstances beyond the student’s control have interfered with the student’s academic performance, students placed on Academic Suspension may request immediate reinstatement by submitting an Academic Suspension Appeal. Contact the Students First Office, Forney Student Success Commons—Suite 101, 336-334-5730, for more information on the appeal process.

Academic Suspension

Academic Suspension will occur when an undergraduate student on Academic Probation fails to maintain either a minimum 2.30 term GPA or a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

All students who fall on Academic Suspension are ineligible to enroll at UNC Greensboro for one fall or spring term.

NOTE: Summer Session is not considered a term away for the purposes of Academic Suspension. After a one-term suspension, students may apply for readmission to the university via the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If readmitted, upon return from Academic Suspension, an undergraduate student will be considered on Academic Probation and is required to satisfy all of the following requirements during their next term of enrollment:

  • Limit enrollment to a maximum of 16 credits each fall and spring term and 8 credits 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 ARS 120.

Failure to satisfy all of the Academic Suspension requirements above may result in Academic Dismissal at the end of the term. A student who is able to restore a 2.0 cumulative GPA but does not earn 67% of their semester hours will be placed on Academic Warning.

In cases where circumstances beyond the student’s control have interfered with the student’s academic performance, students placed on Academic Dismissal may request immediate reinstatement by submitting an Academic Dismissal Appeal. Contact the Students First Office, Forney Student Success Commons—Suite 101, 336-334-5730, for more information on the appeal process.

Academic Dismissal

Academic Dismissal will occur when an undergraduate student on Academic Probation after returning from Academic Suspension fails to maintain either a minimum 2.30 term GPA or a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

All students who fall on Academic Dismissal are ineligible to enroll at UNC Greensboro for one academic year.

NOTE: Summer session is not considered a term away for the purposes of Academic Dismissal. After a one-year dismissal, students may request permission to return to the university by submitting a Return from Academic Dismissal Appeal and must apply for readmission to the university via the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Contact the Students First Office, Forney Student Success Commons—Suite 101, 336-334-5730, for more information on the appeal and readmission process.

If readmitted, upon return from Academic Dismissal, an undergraduate student will be considered on Academic Probation and is required to satisfy all of the following requirements during their next term of enrollment:

  • Limit enrollment to a maximum of 16 credits each fall and spring term and 8 credits 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 ARS 140.

Failure to satisfy all of the Academic Dismissal requirements above may result in Academic Dismissal at the end of the term. A student who is able to restore a 2.0 cumulative GPA but does not earn 67% of their semester hours will be placed on Academic Warning.

In cases where circumstances beyond the student’s control have interfered with the student’s academic performance, students placed on Academic Dismissal may request immediate reinstatement by submitting an Academic Dismissal Appeal. Contact the Students First Office, Forney Student Success Commons—Suite 101, 336-334-5730, for more information on the appeal process.

Academic Appeals

In cases where circumstances beyond the student’s control have interfered with the student’s academic performance, students placed on Academic Suspension or Academic Dismissal may request immediate reinstatement by submitting an Academic Suspension Appeal or Academic Dismissal Appeal. Appeals must be submitted by the published deadlines, which are located in the academic calendar and the University Catalog. Events and/or circumstances that merit an appeal include officially documented unanticipated personal life events, officially documented unanticipated serious medical difficulty, and/or officially documented serious psychological difficulty. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Students First Office for assistance before officially submitting an appeal.

An Academic Suspension Appeal or Academic Dismissal Appeal will be reviewed by the Academic Appeals Committee. Once an appeal has been submitted, students will be notified of the results of their appeal via their UNC Greensboro email account. All academic appeal decisions are final.

As mandated by the university, a student whose Academic Suspension Appeal or Academic Dismissal Appeal is approved must agree to participate in the designated Academic Recovery Program, coordinated within the Students First Office, during the next term of enrollment. Failure to participate in and successfully complete the requirements of the designated Academic Recovery Program will result in immediate Academic Dismissal at the end of the term.