Academic Suspension

Students who are on academic probation will be placed on academic suspension for one semester if he/she fails to meet the the following academic expectations:
(1) earn a 2.00 semester GPA, or
(2) earn, as defined by the curriculum of the student’s major, a minimum of 67% of cumulative attempted and transferred hours.

Students placed on academic suspension are denied permission to enroll for the next regular fall or spring semester, whichever comes first. Any student who is placed on academic suspension at the end of the spring semester may elect to attend one or more of the summer sessions to remove academic deficiencies. Suspended students may enroll in the summer for a maximum of 7 credit hours per summer session. Students who elect this option must earn a minimum semester GPA of 2.00 during each summer session attended. Failure to earn a semester GPA of 2.00 or higher will result in academic dismissal.

After a one-semester academic suspension, students may apply for readmissions to the University and seek readmission approval by the student’s academic department and college/school. Changes of major must be supported by the student’s new academic department with approval shown on the change of major form. Students are advised to begin the readmission process/change of major with their academic department and college/school prior to the University’s posted application deadline. Students who are readmitted to the University are placed on academic probation for at least one semester. In consultation with their academic advisor or academic advising unit, such students must develop an academic plan of action for each semester they are on academic probation after suspension. The academic advisor or academic advising unit will retain a copy of the revised academic action plan, and provide copies of the plan to the student, and the Office of Enrollment Management for information purposes and for monitoring compliance.

Suspended students wishing to appeal their academic suspension may appeal in writing to the Dean of their academic unit (for undecided students, the Director for the Center for Academic Excellence). Appeals must be submitted by the readmission deadline as published in the academic calendar. Academic suspension appeals are considered where circumstances beyond a student’s control have interfered with the student’s academic progress. An appeal of academic suspension should include: a) academic term of academic suspension for which the appeal is being made; b) an explanation of the circumstances that interfered with academic performance; c) supporting documentation of the circumstances that merit the appeal; d) how the circumstances that generated the poor academic performance have been resolved; and e) the student’s plans for ensuring satisfactory academic progress in the coming academic semester should the appeal be approved. Academic suspension appeals will be reviewed by the Dean’s Office (or, in the case of undecided students, the Director’s Office for the Center for Academic Excellence). Students will be notified of the decision of the appeal in writing. If an appeal of academic suspension is approved, the student will return on academic probation after suspension until the student achieves good academic standing.

An academically suspended student who has not been enrolled at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for at least 3 years (consecutive fall and spring semesters) may be eligible for one readmission under the "Three Year Readmission Policy" described below.