REG 02.05.01 - Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment (Suspension Regulation)

Authority: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

History: First Issued: 1969. Last Revised: April 28, 2015.

Related Policies: 
NCSU RUL02.66.01 - Undergraduate Readmission and Appeals  
NCSU REG02.05.03 – Satisfactory Academic Progress

Contact Info:
Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Services (919-515-2572)


1.  INTRODUCTION

1.1 Beginning with the 2015 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.

1.2 Academic status will be calculated at the end of every fall, spring and summer term according to the rules established below.

2. ACADEMIC STATUS AND CONTINUATION CRITERIA

2.1  Good Standing

2.1.1 Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 or be on Academic Warning or Academic Probation status in order to continue enrollment.

2.1.2 Students are considered to be in Good Standing if they are eligible to continue enrollment.

2.2  Academic Warning

2.2.1  Students with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0 and a grade point deficit of 15 or less will be placed on Academic Warning and allowed to continue enrollment. Grade point deficit is defined as the number of grade points below the required 2.0 minimum GPA. The deficit reflects the number of hours of B (3.0) grades necessary in the future to raise the GPA to the 2.0 minimum.

2.2.2  Students with a cumulative GPA above 2.0 and a term GPA below 1.0 will be placed on Academic Warning and allowed to continue enrollment.

2.2.3  Students on Academic Warning must maintain a term GPA of at least 2.0 for every subsequent fall, spring and summer term of enrollment, until they achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

2.3  Academic Suspension

2.3.1 Students with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0 and a grade point deficit greater than 15 will be placed on Academic Suspension at the end of any fall, spring or summer term.

2.3.2 Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation who fail to maintain a term GPA of at least 2.0 for every subsequent fall, spring or summer term or fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 will be placed on Academic Suspension.

2.3.3  Students on Academic Suspension with a grade point deficit of 15 or less may choose to enroll in NC State summer terms in an effort to improve their status.

2.3.3.1 Suspended students enrolled for summer will have their suspension deferred and their fall schedule maintained until the end of their summer enrollment.

2.3.3.2 Students on suspension deferral for summer must raise their cumulative GPA to at least a 2.0 or pass at least 6 hours with a cumulative summer GPA of 2.0. Failure to do so will result in the student being returned to Academic Suspension status.

2.3.4. Students on Academic Suspension may submit an appeal to continue enrollment for the next term. (See RUL 02.66.01 - Undergraduate Readmission and Appeals for information on appealing Academic Suspension).

2.3.5 Students who remain on Academic Suspension will have all future term enrollments canceled and may not re-enroll.

2.4  Academic Probation

2.4.1 Students will be placed on Academic Probation for one term after a successful appeal to return from Academic Suspension. 

2.4.2 Students on Academic Probation who earn a term GPA of at least 2.0 during their Probation term will move to Academic Warning and will be subject to the continuation criteria described above.

2.4.3 Students on Academic Probation who fail to earn a term GPA of at least 2.0 will be suspended.

2.5  Timely Advising

Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are required to meet with their academic advisers during the first four (4) weeks of the fall or spring terms to discuss their plan for academic success.