REG 02.05.01 - Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment (Suspension Regulation)

Authority: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

History: First Issued: 1969. Last Revised: January 4, 2012.

Related Policies: 
NCSU RUL02.66.01 - Readmission of Former and Suspended Students  
NCSU REG02.05.03 – Progress Toward Undergraduate Degree
NCSU REG02.70.02 – Financial Aid – Eligibility for Continued Receipt of Financial Aid

Contact Info: Vice Chancellor and Dean of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) (919-515-2446)


1.  INTRODUCTION

1.1  Beginning with the 2009 Fall Semester, all undergraduate students, regardless of when they first enrolled in NC State University, will be subject to the conditions set forth in this regulation.

2.  The minimum eligibility standard for continued enrollment of undergraduate students is based upon the following table:

Schedule of Performance Requirements for Continuing Undergraduate Enrollment

Credit Hours Attempted at NCSU Plus Credit Hours Transferred

Minimum Required Cumulative Grade Point Average on all Courses Taken at NCSU

1-59

1.8

60 or more

2.0

2.1  Undergraduate students who, at the end of any spring semester, do not meet the minimum standards shown in the Continuation Schedule will not be allowed to continue their enrollment at the University during subsequent fall and spring semesters, with the following exceptions:

2.1.1  Students will be eligible to continue their enrollment until they have received final grades in at least twelve (12) hours at NC State;

2.1.2  No student with a cumulative GPA of 1.0 or higher will be subject to suspension until the end of the student's second regular semester at NCSU.

2.2  Students who have received final grades for at least twelve (12) credit hours at NC State and have earned a cumulative GPA of less than 1.0 will be suspended immediately (at the end of the semester or summer session) and will be assigned Academic Suspension Status.  A student suspended under this policy will be required to take a break in enrollment for one regular semester and will not be permitted to take additional courses (including distance education courses, summer school courses and independent study courses) offered by NC State prior to or during that break.

3.  ACADEMIC WARNING STATUS, ACADEMIC SUSPENSION STATUS, ACADEMIC PROBATION STATUS

3.1  Academic Warning Status

3.1.1  Every student whose cumulative grade point average is less than 2.00, the minimum for graduation, will be placed on Academic Warning Status.

3.1.2  Every student with a cumulative GPA above 2.0 who earns a semester GPA below 1.0 will be placed on Academic Warning Status for the following semester.

3.1.3  The Timely Advising Requirement applies to all students on Academic Warning Status.

3.2  Academic Suspension Status

3.2.1  Academic Suspension Status is assigned immediately (at the end of any semester or summer session) to any student who has received final grades for at least twelve (12) credit hours at NC State and has earned a cumulative GPA of less than 1.0.

3.2.2  Academic Suspension Status is assigned at the end of any spring semester or summer session to any student who has received final grades for at least twelve (12) credit hours at NC State and has not met the minimum standards shown in the Continuation Schedule.

3.2.3  In addition to the provisions set forth in this regulation, academically suspended students are subject to the provisions of NCSU RUL02.66.01 - Readmission of Former and Suspended Students.

3.3  Academic Probation Status

Academically suspended students may appeal to the University Admissions Committee for re-admission on Academic Probation Status in order to enroll in a regular semester (fall or spring).  Students will not be considered in good academic standing while on Academic Probation Status.  The Timely Advising Requirement applies to students on Academic Probation Status.  The University Admissions Committee may prescribe additional requirements as a condition of re-admission.

3.3.1  Students who obtain a cumulative GPA above the suspension level, after being placed on probation status, will have the probation status discontinued.

3.3.2  Students on Academic Probation who do not obtain a cumulative GPA above the suspension level or a spring semester GPA of at least 2.5 will return to Academic Suspension Status.

4.  TIMELY ADVISING REQUIREMENT

4.1  All students on Academic Warning Status or Academic Probation Status are required to meet with their academic advisers during the first four (4) weeks of classes in regular semesters to review their academic situations and to formulate or review and revise as needed their plans of study.  Any student in either of these statuses who does not comply with this requirement will not be allowed to register and continue enrollment at the University during subsequent fall and spring semesters unless the cumulative GPA of the student is 2.00 or greater at the end of the semester in which the requirement was not met.