Academic Standing

Academic Probation

An undergraduate student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0 is placed on academic probation.  This status is noted on the student's permanent academic record with the semester of the evaluation and continues until the next evaluation opportunity.

Academic Suspension

An undergraduate student on academic probation whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the next evaluation is suspended from the University, unless the student’s GPA for that semester is at least 2.3, in which case the student remains on probation instead.  Academic suspension is noted on the student’s permanent academic record.

Good Academic Standing & Satisfactory Progress

Newly admitted undergraduate students begin in good academic standing.  Each student's academic standing is evaluated at the end of every Fall or Spring semester for which the student was enrolled, based on hours attempted at UNC Charlotte only.   To remain in good academic standing, undergraduate students must maintain:  (1) a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 and (2) a cumulative ratio of earned to attempted credit hours of at least two-thirds.  However, some departments and Colleges will have additional policies regarding satisfactory progression which require a higher GPA and/or the completion of specific courses in order to remain enrolled in that program.  For specifics, see your College or major department in the Undergraduate Catalog.  Failure to earn certain credit hours and/or grade point averages can cause a student to lose financial aid eligibility. Therefore, students receiving or requesting Financial Aid should familiarize themselves with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Good Academic Standing Warning

An undergraduate student who meets the cumulative requirements for good academic standing but performs below a 2.0 GPA in the semester of the evaluation or performs below the two-thirds cumulative ratio of earned to attempted hours is given a “good academic standing warning.”  This indicates potential academic problems and is communicated to the student and to the student’s advisor and major department(s).  Students on "good academic standing warning" do not meet the financial aid requirements for satisfactory academic progress.  Good academic standing warnings do not appear on the student’s permanent academic record, and the transcript notation will reflect "good academic standing."