Center for Student Success

Probation and Suspension

Academic Probation

A continuing student is placed on Academic Probation when his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 at the end of any term (fall/spring/summer). 

Students on academic probation are eligible to attend the University under specified provisions but are not in good standing. Enrollment for the probationary term will be limited to a maximum of 13 semester hours. At the end of the probationary term, 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 on at least 12 semester hours for the probationary term. 

Failure to meet one of the conditions above will result in suspension from UNCP for one semester. 

First-Semester Freshmen and First-Semester Transfer Students: In addition to the requirements above, first-semester freshmen and first-semester transfer students who earn between 1.5 and 

1.99 at the end of their first semester are placed on probation for one term and must meet the following to continue: 

  1.  Develop a Success Contract with a member of the Center for Student Success and adhere to guidelines established. 
  2.  Meet monthly with their academic advisors. 
  3. Attend a minimum of five academic success seminars offered by the Center for Student Success. 

First-semester freshmen and first-semester transfer students who earn between 1.5 and 1.99 and are placed on probation must agree to participate in the above activities during the second semester or they are ineligible to return to UNCP for one semester. Additionally, these students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.3 or achieve good academic standing status at the end of the second term. Failure to meet one of these criteria will result in a one-semester suspension. 


Academic Suspension 

Continuing Students: If a continuing student does not meet the above GPA requirement(s) during the probationary semester, he/she will be suspended for one semester and can apply for readmission after the suspension semester (see Registrar’s Website). 

Following an initial suspension of one semester and being readmitted to the University on probation, failure to meet the GPA requirements at the end of the semester will result in a suspension for two semesters. After two semesters, the student may apply for readmission to UNCP (see Registrar’s Website). 

Students failing to meet the GPA requirements for continuation after the second suspension and readmission to UNCP will be suspended from the University for a minimum of three academic years. 

NOTE: From time to time, students on suspension enroll at another institution to strengthen academic and study skills. While this can be a very beneficial use of the suspension semester, your credits earned while on suspension are transferrable to UNCP when readmitted.


Academic Standing Policy 

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