Because students with persistent academic difficulties often benefit with some time away from school, any student who has been on Academic Warning for one semester may be suspended if they don't meet the following minimum GPA requirements:
Minimum cumulative GPA requirements for avoiding academic suspension
|Total attempted hours||Minimum GPA required|
||1.00 (see First Semester Rule)
||2.00 (required to graduate)
Who can be suspended?
Any student can be suspended - freshmen, transfers, non-degree, visiting. Students must be on Academic Warning for one semester before being suspended (with the exception of those who fall within the First Semester Rule - see below).
First Semester Rule
Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of a 1.0 or above in their first semester. Students whose GPA is below 1.0 after their first semester at UNC Asheville will be suspended for one semester.
Returning after suspension
After suspension, students are eligible to apply for re-enrollment through the Registrar's Office. Students readmitted from suspension are limited to 14 credit hours in Fall or Spring semesters and one course per Summer term until their cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher. In addition, students returning from suspension must meet the following 2 conditions to avoid academic dismissal:
- earn a 2.25 semester GPA during each semester of enrollment until their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher AND
- achieve the appropriate minimum GPA (see chart above) within 24 attempted hours after re-enrollment (keep in mind courses in which a student withdraws from are still considered attempted hours).
Students who return from suspension and fail to meet the criteria listed above will be dismissed from UNC Asheville.
If you believe that uncontrollable extenuating circumstances contributed to your Suspension or Dismissal, you may appeal to the Enrollment Services Committee to be allowed to continue attending UNC Asheville. Visit our forms web page to access the appropriate petition paperwork.
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