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Academic Status

Beginning with the 2015 Fall term, all undergraduate students, regardless of when they first enrolled in NC State University, will be subject to new Continuation of Undergraduate Enrollment Regulation, which governs Academic Status and Suspension.

Academic Status and Continuation Criteria

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

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

Academic Warning:
Students who meet either of the following criteria will be placed on Academic Warning and will be allowed to continue enrollment:

  • a cumulative GPA less than 2.0 and a grade point deficit* of 15 or less 
  • a cumulative GPA above 2.0 and a term GPA below 1.0

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

Academic Probation:

Students will be placed on Academic Probation for one term after an appeal to return from Academic Suspension has been approved.

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.
  • fail to earn a term GPA of at least 2.0 during their Probation term will be suspended.

Timely Advising: Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are required to meet with their advisor during the first four weeks of the fall or spring term to discuss their plan for academic success.

Academic Suspension:
Students who meet either of the following criteria will be placed on Academic Suspension:

  • A cumulative GPA less than 2.0 and a grade point deficit* greater than 15 at the end of any term 
  • Students on Academic Warning or Probation, who fail to maintain a term GPA of at least 2.0 for every subsequent fall, spring or summer term

Options for suspended students:

  • 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.
    • Suspended students enrolled for summer will have their suspension deferred and their fall schedule maintained until the end of their summer enrollment.
    • 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.
  • All suspended students have the right to submit an appeal to continue enrollment.

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

*Grade Point Deficit

Grade point deficit (GPD) 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.

If a student has a grade point deficit, it will be displayed on the Advising Dashboard in MyPack Portal. To see how your GPD is calculated, in MyPack Portal go to the Student Services Center and click on the Academics tab. Students can view the calculation of their GPA deficit by clicking 'View' next to their academic standing (Academic Warning or Suspension) under the Academic Indicators section of the Advising Dashboard. 

NOTE: Students in Good Standing will not have a GPA deficit calculation.

For the most current information regarding these regulations, please view the full regulation.