RUL 02.66.01 - Undergraduate Readmission and Appeals

Authority: EMAS-Enrollment Management Services 

History: First Issued: February 5, 1999. Last Revised: May 13, 2015.

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: Vice Provost of Enrollment Management and Services (919-515-2572)


1.1  An undergraduate student who does not enroll for any fall or spring term must apply for readmission to continue their degree studies.  

1.2  Readmission is not guaranteed and is subject to available capacity in the student’s college and major.

1.3  Students applying for readmission must be eligible to return to NC State and to any institutions attended during their break in enrollment.

1.4  Readmission applications should be submitted prior to the start of enrollment for each term. Students should consult the Registrar’s website for application and enrollment dates.

1.5  Students applying for readmission who desire a change of curriculum must be accepted into the desired major based upon current matriculation requirements. (See REG02.65.03 – Intracampus Transfers)

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


Readmitted students who were eligible to continue at the time of leaving and who have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) less than 2.0 will be placed on Academic Warning and subject to approved continuation requirements. (See REG 02.05.01 Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment.)


3.1  Students on Academic Suspension or Progress Deficiency may appeal for readmission by the deadlines published on the Registrar’s website.  

3.2  The appeal for readmission must include the following:

3.2.1  A statement describing the circumstances that led to the student’s academic situation.

3.2.2  A statement describing what has changed that will allow the student to be academically successful.

3.2.3  A self-assessment designed to assist the student in reflecting on their personal goals and behaviors

3.2.4  Transcripts (including grades) of any courses taken at another institution while on Academic Suspension or Progress Deficiency.

3.2.5  If the student has attempted more than 150% of the hours required for their degree program, a statement from the student’s academic advisor or coordinator of advising outlining the student’s expected graduation date and a plan for completing all remaining degree requirements


4.1  Academically Suspended students who have had a break in enrollment for at least 3 years may petition for Contractual Readmission. A student may be readmitted under this option only once.

4.2  Contractual Readmission means that, upon readmission:

4.2.1  The student will be placed on Academic Warning and must maintain at 2.0 GPA on all coursework attempted after readmission.

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

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

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

4.3  Failure to maintain a contractual GPA at least a 2.0 will result in permanent dismissal from the university.