Academic Suspension

Your Academic Standing status is calculated at the end of the fall and spring semesters (summer sessions are excluded). It is noted on your permanent academic record for each semester.


To determine your academic standing, UNC Charlotte looks at both your Cumulative and Semester Grade Point Averages (GPAs).

  • Cumulative GPA – the calculated overall grade average earned at the end of all terms.
  • Current semester GPA – calculated GPA average earned at the end of a specific term (e.g. Spring, Summer and Fall).
  • Use this GPA Calculator to help determine your cumulative and current GPA.

View more information about Academic Standing policies here.

Appealing Academic Suspension

  • Every student is given the opportunity to appeal their suspension status.
  • The suspension email notification has instructions on how to submit a suspension appeal.
  • The appeal submission can be accessed here.
  • Appeals are sent directly to a student’s major department. The major’s department contact or associate dean of the college will make the decision regarding reinstatement.
  • The student will be notified by their major department of the suspension appeal decision.

Attending summer sessions to improve Academic Standing

  • Every student has the opportunity to attend summer school at UNC Charlotte regardless of their academic standing with the University. Students that are suspended at the end of a spring semester may register for summer school classes. Students that are suspended at the end of a fall semester and do not attend the following spring semester will have to fill-out a Readmit application for summer terms only.
  • Please note that a class taken at another university or community college does not calculate into a student’s GPA or academic standing.

For questions regarding Readmission and Academic Suspension, please view our Readmission FAQs.