The Academic Eligibility and Outreach Team is here for you. We understand that the COVID-19 (CV19) crisis, campus closure, and the switch to online learning has led to unexpected challenges for many in our campus community. Our team remains available to support you during this extraordinary time. If any concerns about your academic eligibility status, we encourage you to review FAQ: COVID-19, Academic Eligibility, and the Appeal for Probation (pdf, opens in a new window). Please reach out should you have any questions.
- Semester or term GPA above 2.0 and/or ability to restore to Good Standing within one term.
- Demonstrated academic improvement.
- Completion of previous academic intervention(s)
- Engagement with resources and support
- Specific and realistic Plan of Action.
- Demonstrated resolution of challenges that led to current academic standing.
- Use of time away from the University, if appropriate.
For more information see the Appeal Evaluation section of the Appeal Resource Guide.
If you left the University in Good Standing, you will still be considered in Good Standing; however, the new Academic Eligibility Policy will apply to you as you move forward. If you left the University as Academically Ineligible, you will need to appeal for Probation in order to re-enroll.
Consider the following terms as you seek to understand your situation:
|Previous Policy||Fall 2016 Policy|
|Probation & Automatic Probation||Warning|
|Continued Probation||Probation (by appeal only)|
|Probation (when returning from Ineligibility)||Probation (by appeal only)|
|Ineligible-Pending||No longer exists.|
Suspended students have limited access to the following University resources:
- Office of Undergraduate Retention
919-843-6443 • studentsuccess.unc.edu
- The Academic Advising Program
919-966-5116 • advising.unc.edu
- The Office of the Dean of Students
919-966-4042 • deanofstudents.unc.edu
- The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
919-966-3621 • admissions.unc.edu
Your appeal decision letter contains important information regarding approved enrollment limits, action items, next steps, and recommendations that are tailored to your specific situation. Be sure to thoroughly review your appeal decision letter and contact your assigned counselor in Undergraduate Retention with any questions. Please note all appeal for probation decisions are final.
We want you to return to UNC and hope to support you towards this goal! Your appeal decision letter contains recommendations that are tailored to your specific situation and includes strategies for strengthening your appeal for the future. We encourage you to explore these recommendations and other options for improving your academic standing to demonstrate your readiness to return to Carolina. You are welcome to schedule a “Returning Student Consultation” with Jessica Lambert Ward or Katie Cartmell to discuss your situation in person and develop a plan to submit your appeal for future consideration.
Food for Thought, sponsored by CDS and Carolina Housing, provides faculty and residents of campus housing the opportunity to get together for a free meal at Top of Lenoir or Chase Dining at Rams Head. Casual one-on-one conversations between faculty and students help to build relationships and ultimately lead to student academic success. Take advantage today!