Academic Expectations

North Carolina A&T students are expected to stay in good academic standing! To assist, please take a minute to explore our programs

Below you will find answers to the following questions:

  • What is Academic Standing?
  • What is the University grading scale?
  • Can I repeat courses? I want to improve my grade!
  • How do I graduate with HONORS?
  • How do I withdraw from a course?
  • What happens if I have more credit hours than I need to graduate?
  • How do I come back to N.C. A&T if I was suspended?
  • I forgot my Banner PIN. What do I do?

Other important links:

  • General Education Course requirements
  • Examples of Curriculum Guides, show what courses to take for your degree.

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Academic Standing

Undergraduate students are considered to be in good academic standing if they meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP), by successfully maintaining the following standards:

a) Must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher at the end of each semester.
b) Must Earn 67% of Hours Attempted (including transfer credits).
c) Must not Exceed 150% of Hours Required for Degree Completion.

Academic Standing

Description

 

 

Good Standing (GS)

Students earning a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and 67% of attempted plus transferred credit hours.

Academic Warning (AW)

Students failing to earn 67% of attempted plus transferred credit hours.

Academic Probation (PR)

Students failing to earn a minimum 2.0 semester GPA.

Academic Suspension (SU)

Students on academic probation who fail to earn a minimum 2.0 semester GPA and 67% of attempted plus transfer credit hours.

Academic Dismissal

Students failing to earn a semester 2.0 GPA and 67% of attempted hours after returning from serving the one semester suspension or having successfully appealed their academic suspension.

 

Grading Scale

The University utilizes the plus/minus (+/-) grading system. Below is the value (grade point) assigned to each grade in computing grade point averages:

Grade

Quality Point Value

A

4.0

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C+

2.3

C

2.0

C-

1.7

D+

1.3

D

1.0

F

0.0

 

The following grades may be given for non-letter grade courses

Grade

Description

I

Incomplete

CE

Credit by Examination

CR

Advanced Placement or Transfer

S

Satisfactory

U

Unsatisfactory

W

Withdrawal

AU

Satisfactory Audit

NC

Unsatisfactory Audit

 

Please note the following:

a) The grading scale must be included in the syllabus given to each student.

b) Courses designated as requiring a “C” to pass will still need a “C”; a “C-“ will not satisfy this requirement.

c) Dean’s List designation: 3.25 GPA and earning a minimum of 12 hours per semester (no D's or F's). 

d.)Chancellor's List designation: 3.75 GPA and earning a minimum of 12 hours per semester (no D's or F's).

Repetition of Courses and Grade Forgiveness

Undergraduate students who earn a grade of ‘C’ or higher are not permitted to repeat the course. Undergraduate students who do not earn the minimum grade, as designated in their approved curriculum guide, or as a prerequisite to a course required in their approved curriculum guide, may repeat that course.

During a student’s academic career at the University, a maximum of sixteen (16) credit hours may be repeated. All grades earned will be recorded on the student’s permanent academic record. When students repeat a course, the higher grade will be included in the official grade point average calculations and in determining graduation eligibility. If the student earns the
same grade twice, the most recent grade will be included.

All grades earned are used in the calculation for satisfactory academic progress and graduation honors. Official course withdrawals are not counted toward the total maximum 16 credit hours of repeats. Financial aid implications for repeated courses should be discussed with the Office of Financial Aid.

Graduating with Honors

Undergraduate degree candidates who complete all requirements for graduation in accordance with the following stipulations earn the following honors:

a) Those students who maintain an adjusted GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 will receive recognition as CUM LAUDE,
b) Those students who maintain an adjusted GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 will receive recognition as MAGNA CUM LAUDE, and
c) Those students who maintain an adjusted between 3.75 and 4.00 will receive recognition as SUMMA CUM LAUDE.

All course hours attempted, excluding “W” (withdrawal grades), are included in the adjusted grade point average computation for honors. For example, if a course was repeated, both grades are used in the adjusted grade point average computation.

Undergraduate students must earn at least 70 semester hours of resident credit at North Carolina A&T State University to qualify for graduation honor designations.

This policy is effective on and after May 15, 2012 and applies only to all new students entering N.C. A&T thereafter.

Withdrawal from an Individual Course or All Courses

A student may withdraw from any course or courses by submitting a Change of Schedule form to the Office of the Registrar on or before the last day to withdraw from an individual course, as published in the Academic Calendar. Change of Schedule forms are available at the Registrar’s Office.

Students who withdraw from a course or courses on or before the last day to withdraw from an individual course are assigned a grade of “W”. Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal from that course or courses. For withdrawals done beginning Fall 2014, students are limited sixteen (16) credit hours during the student’s undergraduate academic career.

A student who does not officially withdraw from a course or courses will be assigned a final grade in each course in which he or she was enrolled during the semester in question. Withdrawing from a course or courses without extenuating circumstances may affect a student’s financial aid status, will count toward the tuition surcharge threshold, and may affect the student’s progress toward degree completion.

Students withdrawing from a course or courses with extenuating circumstances may affect a student’s financial aid status and may affect the student’s progress toward degree completion; however, the course or courses will not count in the tuition surcharge calculations. Extenuating circumstances may include military deployment, medical, psychological, unanticipated life events, or administrative reasons. Students seeking to withdraw from a course or courses do to extenuating circumstances must seek approval by completing the appropriate paperwork and providing appropriate documentation to the proper administrators specified in guidelines for course withdrawal for extenuating circumstances.

Students considering withdrawing from a courses or courses should consult their faculty advisor or academic unit advisor and the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Students cannot use a Change of Schedule form to withdraw from all of their classes or their remaining classes; in that instance, students must withdraw from the University.

Retroactive Withdrawal

A student who was unable to initiate the process for withdrawal from the University by the last day to withdraw as published in the academic calendar may request a retroactive withdrawal.Requests for a retroactive withdrawal shall be considered on a caseby-case basis, and shall be based on the following:

1. serious illness or documented medical condition;
2. death of an immediate family member;
3. involuntary call to active military duty;
4. documented change in conditions of employment;
5. newly documented learning disability;
6. other emergency circumstances, legal requirements, or extraordinary situations.

Written requests must be submitted prior to the end of the semester immediately following the semester for which the retroactive withdrawal is being requested.

Except under extraordinary circumstances or to comply with legal requirements, for retroactive withdrawals subsequent to the effective date of this policy, students are limited to one (1) retroactive withdrawal during their academic career.

Readmission of Former and Academically Suspended or Dismissed Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student who has not been enrolled for one or more semesters, or who is returning after academic or disciplinary suspension or academic dismissal, must apply for readmission. Readmission applications, and the application processing fee, should be submitted no later than the deadline to apply for readmission as published in the academic calendar. A returning student should be aware that enrollment restrictions may be imposed at any time, which may affect his/her readmission.

A student who was eligible to continue at the time of leaving and who has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 will be:

a) Considered for readmission upon approval of the student’s academic department and college/school as evidenced by submission of an approved Academic Plan of Action;
b) Placed on Academic Probation Status for at least one semester; and
c) Allowed, during the readmission process, to simultaneously seek and execute a change of major. Such a change of major and the student’s readmission must be supported by the student’s new academic department.

A student who was academically suspended will be:

a) Considered for readmission upon serving the conditions of the academic suspension and receiving approval from the student’s academic department and college/school as evidenced by submission of an Academic Plan of Action;
b) Placed on Academic Probation after Suspension Status for at least one semester;
c) Allowed, during the readmission process, to simultaneously seek and execute a change of major. Such a change of major and the student’s readmission must be supported by the student’s new academic department.

A student who was academically dismissed must:

a) Serve a minimum one year academic dismissal and any other conditions of the dismissal action.
b) Submit an appeal to the Committee on Admission and Academic Retention in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
c) If the Committee on Admission and Academic Retention approves the appeal, the student will be placed on Academic Probation after Dismissal Status for at least one semester.
d) Gain acceptance into an academic department and major degree program. During the readmission process, a student may simultaneously seek and execute a change of major. Such a change of major, and the student’s appeal and readmission must be supported by the student’s new academic department.

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