RUL 02.66.01 - Readmission of Former and Suspended Students

Authority: EMAS-Enrollment Management Services Vice Provost and University Registrar

History: First Issued: February 5, 1999. Last Revised: November 11, 2011.

Related Policies: 
NCSU REG02.05.01 - Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment (Suspension Regulation)

NCSU REG02.65.03 – Intracampus Transfers

Additional References:
Department of Registration and Records Website

Contact Info: Department of Registration and Records (919-515-2572)


1.  READMISSION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

1.1  An undergraduate degree student who fails to enroll during any regular semester, is considered a "former degree student", and must re-apply for admission to continue.  Readmission applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than thirty (30) days prior to the start of the term.

1.2  Returning students should be aware that readmission is based on available capacity.

1.3  Readmitting students must be eligible to return to any other institutions previously attended.

1.4  Readmitting students who desire a change of curriculum must be accepted into the desired major based upon current matriculation requirements and submit to the Department of Registration and Records a properly validated Curriculum Change Form (available from the academic department of the desired major) before readmission can be processed. (See NCSU REG02.65.03 – Intracampus Transfers)

1.5  A non-refundable application fee must accompany all applications.

2.  READMISSION FOR STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO CONTINUE

2.1  Students who were eligible to continue at NC State at the time of leaving and who have a grade point average of at least 2.0 on all courses taken at NC State are eligible to be readmitted to their former program, provided the program has the capacity to accept additional students.

2.2  A student who was eligible to continue at the time of leaving who has subsequently completed academic work at another institution and earned less than a C- average on such work must submit a letter of petition for readmission to the Undergraduate Admissions Committee with their application.

2.3  A student who was eligible to continue at the time of leaving and whose grade point average is less than 2.0 on all courses taken at NC State will be considered for readmission in a status consistent with the student’s academic standing in their most recent term of enrollment and current readmission criteria.

3.  READMISSION FOR ACADEMICALLY SUSPENDED STUDENTS

3.1  Any academically suspended student needing fourteen (14) or fewer credit hours for graduation and having a Grade Point (Quality Point) deficit of ten (10) or less will be automatically readmitted on Academic Warning following their first suspension and Academic Probation after any subsequent suspension upon request to the Department of Registration and Records.

3.2  Enrollment in NC State Summer Sessions, Independent Studies, or Distance Education

3.2.1  An academically suspended student may attempt to improve their GPA and academic standing and gain automatic readmission through enrollment in NC State Summer Sessions, Independent Studies, or Distance Education courses.

3.2.2  NC State Distance Education enrollment requires consent of the student’s advisor or the coordinator of advising in the student’s major department and must be consistent with the student’s program of study.

3.2.3  Enrollment will be limited to a total of two (2) courses (plus applicable labs) at any given time.  An additional one (1) credit hour Physical Education course can be added for students attending on campus summer sessions.

3.3  First Academic Suspension

3.3.1  Following the first academic suspension and after a mandatory break in enrollment for one regular semester, students may petition the Undergraduate Admissions Committee for readmission.  See section 4 for information on submitting a petition.

3.3.2  Upon readmission the student will be placed on Academic Warning and must maintain at least a 2.5 semester GPA every subsequent semester until achieving the minimum GPA required in NCSU REG02.05.01 - Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment (Suspension Regulation).

3.4  Second Academic Suspension

3.4.1  Following a second academic suspension and after a mandatory two regular semester break in enrollment, the student may petition the Undergraduate Admissions Committee for readmission.  See section 4 for information on submitting a petition.

3.4.2  Upon readmission the student will be placed on Academic Probation and must maintain at least a 2.5 semester GPA every subsequent semester until achieving the minimum GPA required in NCSU REG02.05.01 - Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment (Suspension Regulation).

3.4.3  Students on Academic Probation will not be considered in good academic standing, nor eligible for financial aid.

3.5  Third Academic Suspension

Following a third academic suspension, the student will be permanently suspended from the university, except as provided for under Contractual Readmission, outlined in section 3.6.  Students may petition the Undergraduate Admissions Committee for Contractual Readmission only after a continuous break in enrollment of at least three (3) years.

3.6  Contractual Readmission

3.6.1  Contractual Readmission means that, upon readmission, the student will be placed on Academic Warning and must maintain at 2.0 GPA on all coursework attempted after readmission.

3.6.2  The student's entire academic record at NC State will continue to be displayed on the official transcript, including a grade point average on all work attempted at NC State.

3.6.3  For courses attempted prior to readmission, only work of C- or better will count toward fulfilling graduation hours and requirements.

3.6.4  For purposes of graduation eligibility, a second grade point average will be calculated based only on courses that are attempted after readmission.

3.6.5  A student may be readmitted under this option only once.

3.7  Additional Academic Suspension

Failure to achieve the required GPA standards established above and remaining below the minimum overall GPA required by NCSU REG02.05.01 - Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment (Suspension Regulation) will result in an additional notice of academic suspension from the University at the end of either the fall or spring semester.

4.  PETITIONS FOR READMISSION

Petitions for readmission must be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions Committee and include the following:

4.1  Transcripts of any courses (including grades) taken during the suspension;

4.2  A detailed plan of study, developed with the assistance and approval of the adviser, or department designee, outlining courses to be taken in each subsequent semester and the level of performance (semester hours and semester GPA of at least 2.5) necessary to complete the degree requirements; and

4.3  A written evaluation by the adviser or coordinator of advising candidly discussing the probability the student will be able to meet the performance expectations.