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Undergraduate Catalog | 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2019-2020 Previous Edition

Academic Standing


This policy statement applies only to undergraduates: “student” should be read as “undergraduate student” throughout.  Newly admitted 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.  The possible results of this evaluation are described below:

Academic Standing

A student will have one of the following types of academic standing:

Good Academic Standing

To remain in good academic standing, a student 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.

Good Academic Standing Warning

A 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.”

Academic Probation

A 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

A 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.

Exception for Summer Enrollment

Students who are on academic suspension are permitted to enroll in Summer Session classes, but they are not eligible to enroll for Fall or Spring semesters until they have applied and been approved for reinstatement or readmission.

Academic Honors

Academic Honors Exception for Spring 2020 (COVID-19)

Chancellor’s List

The Chancellor’s List recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students with outstanding records of academic performance. To qualify for the Chancellor’s List during the Fall or Spring semester, a full-time student must be in good academic standing and earn a grade point average of at least 3.8 in 12 or more credit hours graded A, B, or C, with no grade less than C.  A part-time student must be in good academic standing andearn a combined fall and spring grade point average of at least 3.8 in 12 or more credit hours graded A, B, or C, with no grade less than C. To qualify for the Chancellor’s List as a part-time student, a student must enroll on a part-time basis in both fall and spring semesters in the same academic year.

Students who receive the grade of AU, H, or P are not excluded from recognition as long as 12 hours are completed with A, B, or C. Students who receive the grade of D, F, I, NR, or N are not eligible for recognition. Chancellor’s List recognition appears on the student’s academic record (official transcript).

Dean’s List

The Dean’s List recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students with superb records of academic performance. To qualify for the Dean’s List during the Fall or Spring semester, a full-time student must be in good academic standing and earn a grade point average of at least 3.4 and not more than 3.79 in 12 or more credit hours graded A, B, or C, with no grade less than a C.  A part-time student must be in good academic standing and earn a combined Fall and Spring grade point average of at least 3.4 and not more than 3.79 in 12 or more credit hours graded A, B, or C, with no grade less than C. To qualify for the Dean’s List as a part-time student, a student must enroll on a part-time basis in both Fall and Spring semester in the same academic year.

Students who receive the grade of AU, H, or P are not excluded from recognition as long as 12 hours are completed with grades of A, B, or C. Students who receive the grade of D, F, I, NR, or N are not eligible for recognition. Dean’s List recognition appears on the student’s academic record (official transcript).

Graduation with Distinction

Students may earn undergraduate degrees at different levels of distinction: Cum Laude (“With Honor”), Magna Cum Laude (“With Great Honor”), and Summa Cum Laude (“With Highest Honor”). Each of the undergraduate degrees is awarded Cum Laude when the graduating student’s cumulative GPA is 3.4 or more but less than 3.7, Magna Cum Laude when it is at least 3.7 but less than 3.9, and Summa Cum Laude when it is at least 3.9. To be eligible to graduate with distinction, a student must be in good academic standing and have a grade point average computed on at least 48 credit hours completed in residence at UNC Charlotte.