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Academic Probation FAQs

What is academic good standing?
Students who have earned less than 30 credit hours will be in academic good standing if their cumulative GPA is at least 1.75. Students who have earned 30 or more credit hours will be in academic good standing if their cumulative GPA is at least 2.00.

Why am I on academic probation?
The University uses students' cumulative GPA to determine their academic standing. Students who earned less than 30 credit hours will fall on academic probation if their cumulative GPA is below 1.75. Students who earned 30 or more credit hours will fall on academic probation if their cumulative GPA is below 2.00.

Now that I'm on academic probation, what does that mean for next semester?
Students on academic probation may register for a maximum of 13 hours during the fall and spring semesters and 4 hours per summer session. They must also participate in the Student Academic Success (SAS) Program. Although they enroll in SAS 100 or SAS 200, the class carries no credit and is not included in the maximum number of hours in which a probationary student may register. Students on academic probation must earn a semester GPA of 2.30 every semester (including summer) until they restore academic good standing. The limit of semester hours will continue until the students restore academic good standing.

I was on academic probation this semester, and I did not earn a semester GPA of 2.30. Now, what happens?
If students who have earned less than 30 credit hours have a cumulative GPA of 1.75, they restore academic good standing. If students who have earned 30 or more credit hours have a cumulative GPA of 2.00, they also restore academic good standing.

If students on academic probation do not earn either the semester GPA or the cumulative GPA requirements, then they will be academically suspended for one semester. The summer sessions do not count as one semester. To return to UNCG following an academic suspension, students must submit a Former Student Application to and be readmitted by Undergraduate Admissions. Upon their return, they must also participate in the Academic Contract for Excellence (ACE) Program.