Academic Standing:

Your Academic Standing status is calculated at the end of the fall and spring semesters (summer sessions are excluded). It is noted on your permanent academic record for each semester.

To determine your academic standing, UNC Charlotte looks at both your Cumulative and Semester Grade Point Averages (GPAs).

  • Cumulative GPA – the calculated overall grade average earned at the end of all terms.
  • Current semester GPA – calculated GPA average earned at the end of a specific term (e.g. Spring, Summer and Fall).
  • Use this GPA Calculator to help determine your cumulative and current GPA.

University Policy states a student will have one of the following types of academic standing as set by the Office of the Provost::

Good Academic Standing

To remain in good standing, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.

Academic Standing Warning

A student who meets the cumulative requirements for good academic standing but performs below a 2.0 GPA in the semester of the evaluation or performs below the two-thirds cumulative ratio of earned to attempted hours is given a “academic standing warning.” This indicates potential academic problems and is communicated to the student and to the student’s advisor and major department(s). Academic standing warnings do not appear on the student’s permanent academic record, and the transcript notation will reflect “good academic standing.”

Academic Probation

A student whose cumulative GPA drops below 2.0 after a fall or spring semester is placed on Academic Probation. This status is noted on the student’s transcript. 

Continued Probation

A student who is on Academic Probation whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 after the next fall or spring semester but whose semester GPA is at least 2.3 is placed on Continued Probation. 

Academic Suspension 

A student who is on Academic Probation whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 after the next fall or spring semester is suspended from the University, unless the student’s GPA for that semester is at least 2.3, in which case the student remains on probation instead. Academic Suspension is noted on the student’s transcript. Students can appeal suspension and be reinstated to the University.

FAQ’s about Suspension

How long do I have to separate from the university if I’m suspended?

Students who were academically suspended from Charlotte may apply for readmission after a break in enrollment of a minimum of one full regular academic semester (fall or spring). 

When can I be considered for readmission?

  • If you were suspended at the end of a spring semester, you may be considered for readmission for the following spring semester. 
  • If you were suspended at the end of a fall semester, you may be considered for readmission as early as the subsequent summer term.
  • If you would like to attend the semester immediately following your academic suspension, you must have successfully appealed your academic suspension before the appeal deadline as noted on the Academic Calendar.

Can I take summer classes if I’m suspended?

  • Yes, every student has the opportunity to attend summer school at UNC Charlotte regardless of their academic standing with the University. Students that are suspended at the end of a spring semester may register for summer school classes. Students that are suspended at the end of a fall semester and do not attend the following spring semester will have to fill-out a Readmit application for summer terms only.
  • Please note that a class taken at another university or community college does not calculate into a student’s GPA or academic standing.

For questions regarding Readmission and Academic Suspension, please view our Readmission FAQs.

ACADEMIC SUSPENSION APPEALS

Appealing Academic Suspension

  • Every student is given the opportunity to appeal their suspension status.
  • The suspension email notification has instructions on how to submit a suspension appeal.
  • The appeal submission can be accessed here.
  • Appeals are sent directly to a student’s major department. The major’s department contact or associate dean of the college will make the decision regarding reinstatement.
  • The student will be notified by their major department of the suspension appeal decision.

For questions regarding Readmission and Academic Suspension, please view our Readmission FAQs.

Academic Forgiveness

What is academic forgiveness? In simple terms, academic forgiveness “resets” your GPA. If you qualify for Academic Forgiveness, only those courses in which you received a grade of ‘C’ or higher will be used for academic credit. To learn more about this policy visit: Academic Forgiveness FAQ’s