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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 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 with

  • a cumulative GPA less than 2.0 and a grade point deficit* of 15 or less will be placed on Academic Warning and allowed to continue enrollment.
  • a cumulative GPA above 2.0  and a term GPA below 1.0 will be placed on Academic Warning and allowed to continue enrollment.
  • 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 Suspension:
Who can be suspended?

  • Students with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0 and a grade point deficit* greater than 15 at the end of any term will be placed on Academic Suspension.
  • 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 or fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, will be placed on Academic Suspension.

What are the options for a suspended student?

  • 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.
  • Students on Academic Suspension may submit an appeal to continue enrollment for the next term. (See RUL 02.66.01 Readmission of Former and Suspended Students for information on appealing Academic Suspension.)
  • NOTE: Students who remain on Academic Suspension will have all future term enrollments canceled and may not re-enroll.

Academic Probation:

Students will be placed on Academic Probation for one term after a successful appeal to return from Academic Suspension.

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.

*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 you have a grade point deficit, it will be displayed on your Advising Dashboard in your MyPack Portal. To see how your GPD is calculated, in MyPack Portal go to your Student Services Center and click on the Academics tab. At the bottom of this screen you will see the Statistics chart under the Term Summary section. The information provided in the GPA Calculation of this chart is used to calculate your GPD.

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