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Academic Eligibility


At this time, all student appointments are being conducted virtually by Zoom. If you have questions about academic eligibility between August 6-14, please connect with our team via virtual drop-in support. When completing the sign-in form, be sure to include “Academic Eligibility Questions” as a reason for speaking with an Advisor. For scheduled appointments from August 17 forward, you will receive a confirmation message after making an appointment via Bookings that includes a hyperlink for joining your Zoom appointment.

The warning process is designed to help students and promote a successful experience at Carolina. We are committed to the academic success of each of our students, and understand that success is not always achieved in a predictable path. There are many reasons students enter the warning process, including personal, financial, health, family, or other issues.

Our goal is to help you identify the factors that are relevant to you and to help you address them. You are not alone in experiencing these difficulties. Many students participate in the warning process each year and, by accessing campus resources and reaching out to others for support, many leave the process and continue on to have a successful career at Carolina.


Students must meet all four academic standards to be in good standing. We know you can meet these requirements, and have designed a process to help you to address the causes of your academic difficulties.

Our Thrive Booklet is full of opportunities and programs here at Carolina.

Students who begin an enrolled term in good standing, but do not meet each of the four standards at the end of that enrolled term will receive an academic status of Warning. Students with a status of warning may enroll in courses and must utilize campus support. During the term on Warning, students must engage in the Restoring Eligibility Program and work closely with Undergraduate Retention as well as other resources on campus. The official academic status in ConnectCarolina for students on Warning is “Warning – Eligible To Enroll.” Students must review their academic status at the end of every term. Academic status is found under the “Academics” tab in “Student Center.”What do I do now?

The first thing a student in the warning process should do is make a commitment to return to good standing.

To support students through the warning process, our team has designed a program that consists of personal reflection, goal setting, and working with campus resources in order to achieve success. If you are on warning during the Spring 2020 term, we expect you to engage in the restoring eligibility process by February 28th – taking advantage of the support early on will help you to maximize your opportunities during the semester and see improvements in your academics. There are two ways to participate:

Option 1: Engage in Individual Support

  1. Complete the online Self-Assessment.
  2. Schedule & attend an Academic Success Consultation with your assigned Academic Eligibility Counselor. In this meeting, you will complete the Academic Success Plan together with your Counselor (you will be provided this worksheet at the meeting).

Option 2: Enroll in Road to Resilience

  1. Complete the online Self-Assessment.
  2. Register for Road to Resilience: a supportive, small-group experience in which students on Warning/Probation meet on a weekly basis to reflect on past habits, develop personal ownership over their personal and academic success, and strengthen academic skills while developing a community with their peers.

All students are paired with an Academic Eligibility Counselor and may choose to utilize one-on-one support beyond the expectations above.

You are expected to engage with the Office of Undergraduate Retention through the following ways:

The first step is to complete the online Self-Assessment. After completing the Self-Assessment you are expected to complete one of the following options:

  1. Continue onto the online Academic Success Plan. Simply select this option upon completing the Self-Assessment.
  2. In person Academic Success Consultation
    1. Schedule & attend a Student Success Consultation with an Undergraduate Retention Counselor (see more information below).
    2. Bring a printed copy of the Self-Assessment to your Consultation.
    3. Complete the Academic Success Plan with the Counselor.
  3. Enroll and participate in a Road to Resilience The group meets weekly and is an opportunity to strengthen academic skills (time management, study skills, etc.) and learn how to become more resilient.

Frequently Asked Questions from students in the warning process

While the warning process is specific to your next term of enrollment, our goal is for you to make progress towards your degree. If the requirements are not met after your next term, you will be academically suspended. If this were to occur, you would need to appeal to engage in the probation process in order to be eligible to enroll.
There will be a hold place on student accounts in the third week of the semester. This hold will be removed once students have completed their Academic Success Consultation (or engagement in Road to Resilience) and confirmed the scheduled Academic Advising appointment.

We invite students to take advantage of all of the resources available, including both the Academic Success Consultation and Road to Resilience.*If you are unable to attend a scheduled meeting, it is a common courtesy to provide advanced notice so that other students may benefit from this availability.

The Restoring Eligibility Program is designed to support you in achieving academic success while on Warning. The sooner you take action and utilize the available resources, the more you will benefit. We encourage you to complete the Self-Assessment within the first few weeks of classes. A hold will be placed on your account after the third week of classes which will prevent you from registering for future terms. This hold will be removed once you have completed the Restoring Eligibility Reflection and confirm your scheduled Academic Advising appointment.
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