REG - 10.05.2 Fostering Undergraduate Student Success Regulation

Authority:
Chancellor
Responsible Office:
University Registrar
Contact:
Office of the Registrar, 919-530-6654, registrar@nccu.edu
History:
Effective Date: July 9, 2014; revised March 2016, revised November 13, 2019

 

1. Purpose

North Carolina Central University ("NCCU" or "University") is committed to ensuring that undergraduate students maintain good academic standing, as defined below, and that they make academic progress with appropriate monitoring. This regulation provides information regarding the monitoring and support thatundergraduate students will receive from the University to assist students in maintaining good academic standing at the University.

2. Scope

This regulation applies to all undergraduate students at NCCU.

3. Definitions

3.1  Good academic standing- cumulative grade point average ("GPA") of 2.0 or higher and a 67% progression rate.

3.2  Progression rate- the satisfactory ratio (at least 67%) of earned semester hours to attempted semester hours.

3.3.  Academic Warning - the first semester in which a student earns a cumulative GPA below 2.0.

3.4  Academic Probation - the second consecutive semester a student earns a cumulative GPA below a 2.0. Probation Monitoring Status is a component of Academic Probation which includes the semesters during the probation period that a student can achieve a 2.0 semester GPA while improving their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 and remain at the University on probation.

3.5  Academic Suspension - the following semester after Probation that the student on Probation does not achieve the 2.0 semester GPA. A student can appeal this decision to their Academic Dean. The suspension period is one semester.

3.6  Academic Dismissal - the semester the student is dismissed if they have not earned a minimum GPA of 2.0 during the semester. Dismissal occurs when a student was academically suspended and returns to the university who subsequently does not meet the requirements for good academic standing. The dismissal period is two years.

3.7  Visiting Student - a non-degree seeking student who is enrolled in courses for personal enrichment or to satisfy a degree requirement at their home university.

3.8  Home university - the university from which the student is fully enrolled.

4. Regulation

4.1  An undergraduate student who fails to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be monitored for each semester. If the student does not earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 after one semester of monitoring, the academic progression process set forth in Section 5 of this regulation will be followed.

4.2  An undergraduate student who fails to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be placed on academic warning, academic probation/monitoring, suspension, or dismissal, in accordance with the academic progression process set forth in Section 5 below.

4.3  An undergraduate student who fails to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 may file an appeal prior to being suspended or dismissed from the University by following the process included in Section 6 of this regulation.

5. Academic Progression

5.1  All undergraduate students who do not achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 after the first semester at NCCU will be placed on Academic Warning for the following enrolled semester. If a student has not earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the academic Warning semester, the student will then be placed on Academic Probation for the following enrolled semester.

5.2  Students who do not achieve a satisfactory ratio (at least 67%) of earned semester hours to attempted semester hours will be informed that they are no longer in good academic standing; however, the student may remain enrolled as long as the student earns a cumulative GPA of 2.0 during the next immediate enrolled semester wherein the student's GPA will be monitored.

5.3  Academic Probation provides the student with an opportunity to return to good academic standing. Students who do not achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the Academic Probation semester, will then be placed on Probation Monitoring Status the following enrolled semester

5.4  Students on Academic Warning or Probation who return to Good Academic Standing, but later fall below the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 in a subsequent semester, will again be placed on Academic Probation.

5.5  Probation monitoring status will be maintained each semester that a student earns a minimum semester GPA of 2.0. Students? progression will be monitored by their Academic Advisor each semester. If at any point during the monitoring status, a student does not achieve the required semester GPA of 2.0, they will be Academically Suspended for the next enrolled semester (which is the period of one semester). Students may appeal an academic suspension to their academic dean.

5.6 Academic Dismissal occurs when a student was academically suspended and returns to the university who subsequently does not meet the requirements for good academic standing. Additionally, students who are granted an appeal for dismissal will be placed on Academic Probation. If a student does not meet good academic standing after two (2) dismissals the student will be permanently dismissed from the university.

6.  Appeal Procedures

6.1  A student who is suspended or dismissed from the University may appeal the suspension to the Dean of his/her academic college.

6.2  If the student's suspension appeal is granted, the student will remain at the university, but will be placed on Academic Probation Monitoring. The student will remain on monitoring status until the student earns a cumulative GPA above 2.0.

6.3  If the student's appeal is denied, the student will be dismissed from the University for a minimum period of two (2) academic years or until the student earns an associate's degree. Students who earn anassociate's degree in less than two years are eligible for readmission pursuant to the Academic Forgiveness Policy.

6.4  Students who have been suspended or dismissed and who are not granted readmission to the University by their Dean are ineligible for readmission to NCCU under the Visiting Student status category, including during the summer term, except if enrolling as a visiting student with documentation from the home university listing approval of the courses to be taken during the summer term.