- How is Academic Standing defined?
- What should I do if I am declared academically ineligible?
- Can I attend a college near my home to restore my academic eligibility?
- What are Quality Hours?
- What are Transfer Hours?
- What are Retention Hours?
- What GPA do I need to remain academically eligible to take courses at UNCW?
- How is a GPA calculated?
- Where is the GPA calculator?
- What are Quality Points?
- What are the grade point values for individual grades?
- How does my transfer GPA affect my UNC Wilmington GPA?
- How does repeating a course affect my GPA?
- What happens after my five repeats have been used?
- How does the system determine which courses receive the repeat code for grade forgiveness?
- Can I replace the "F" with a course taken at another college?
- Where can I go on campus to receive assistance with questions I might have about my GPA?
Student has met or exceeded a minimum grade point average of 2.000.
INSUFFICIENT ACADEMIC PROGRESS
An undergraduate is automatically placed on academic warning, if the undergraduate does not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Satisfactory academic progress is generally defined as completing 67% of all attempted hours (excluding transfer hours) towards the completion of his or her degree program. This is determined by dividing the number of credit hours successfully completed, defined as having earned a D- or better, by the total number of credit hours actually attempted.
When a student is placed on Insufficient Academic Progress, it is the responsibility of the student to arrange regular meetings with his or her academic advisor or department chair/director to consider specific academic intervention strategies.
An undergraduate is automatically placed on academic probation when the cumulative GPA drops below 2.0.
Students who fall within the academic probation category at the end of any semester will be limited to enrolling in no more than 14 hours in the following semester.
When a student is placed on academic probation, it is the responsibility of the student to arrange regular meetings with his or her academic advisor to consider specific academic intervention strategies.
Students who do not meet the minimum grade point requirement for retention at the conclusion of the spring semester will be academically ineligible. The student will be allowed to make up deficiencies during this university’s summer sessions immediately following the spring semester in which the ineligibility was declared.
If a student is not in good academic standing at the conclusion of the summer sessions, the student will be dismissed from the university and will not be permitted to enroll for two consecutive regular semesters (fall and spring).
Full-time (at least 12 hours) students who earn a 0.0 GPA in any semester will be dismissed from the university and will not be permitted to enroll for two consecutive regular semesters.
Full-time students (at least 12 hours) who do not earn at least a 1.00 semester GPA and pass at least nine academic hours in any semester will be reviewed by the appropriate dean to determine academic eligibility.
Readmission in both cases above is contingent upon the results of the Re-enrollment Review.
If a student is allowed to re-enroll, he/she must see an academic advisor before registering for classes. See also ADMISSIONS-FORMER STUDENTS (Re-enrolling).
Academically dismissed students may enroll in any summer session.
Students who have been academically dismissed for the first time may seek administrative review of mitigating circumstances for authorization to enroll in the following semester under an academic contract.
Students seeking a review must submit the required appeal form and a written statement outlining their circumstance to the appropriate dean. The appeal must be submitted to the appropriate dean within 10 days after the end of the last semester (spring or summer) in which a student is registered. Students must understand that the submission of an appeal does not guarantee the student will be allowed to enroll. The appeal process may take several days to be completed.
After a second declaration of academic dismissal, eligibility for continued residence can be restored only by completion of sufficient work during the summer sessions at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
What should I do if I am declared academically ineligible?
Contact your academic advisor. Furthermore, any student who does not meet the minimum grade requirement for retention at the conclusion of the spring semester will be allowed to make up deficiencies during UNC Wilmington's summer sessions which immediately follow the spring semester in which he/she was declared ineligible. If such deficiencies are not removed, the student will be suspended from the university.
Can I attend a college near my home to restore my academic eligibility?
No. Since only the hours transfer in from other institutions, and not the grades, you cannot improve your GPA by taking courses elsewhere. In fact, taking hours elsewhere may actually worsen the situation because the minimum GPA required to be retained in good standing increases with the total number of hours the student has attempted at all colleges attended.
What GPA do I need to remain academically eligible to take courses at UNCW?
All students must maintain a 2.000 cumulative GPA (Good Academic Standing) at the end of the spring term in order to remain eligible to continue at UNCW.
How is a GPA calculated?
The GPA is determined by dividing the accumulated number of quality points earned by the accumulated number of quality hours earned. The transcript shows the official grade point average. The grade point average is calculated out to the ten-thousandths decimal place and then truncated.
Where is the GPA calculator?
The GPA calculator is located in mySeaPort. Please note that the Office of the Registrar does not maintain the calculator. For questions regarding it, please contact the Technology Assistance Center.
|Grade||=||Grade Point Value|
|0.00 (Failure/Late Withdrawal)|
* I, IP, W, NR, Z, and P grades do not have grade point values and do not affect the GPA calculation.
How does my transfer GPA affect my UNC Wilmington GPA?
Transfer courses are not calculated in your UNC Wilmington GPA. All transfer work attempted is used to calculate graduating students’ degrees with distinction (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude). Complete details appear in the Undergraduate Catalogue.
How does repeating a course affect my GPA?
Students who receive a grade lower than a 'C' in a course taken at UNC Wilmington may repeat the course at UNC Wilmington.
Students in the 2007-2008 through 2011-2012 catalogs are allowed up to five repeats for grade forgiveness. For the first five different courses repeated, the previous grade and hours of credit for the repeated course will not be used in calculating the student's grade point average and hours toward graduation. All grades shall remain on the student's transcript.
Students in the 2012-2013 or later catalogs are allowed up to three repeats for grade forgiveness. For the first three different courses repeated, the previous grade and hours of credit for the repeated course will not be used in calculating the student's grade point average and hours toward graduation. All grades shall remain on the student's transcript.
How does the system determine which courses receive the repeat code for grade forgiveness?
Repeats are processed in the order of the term in which they are registered. For courses registered within the same term, the oldest repeated course (the original attempt) takes precedence over repeats of more recent courses. For example, if a student has one repeat left, and repeats two courses in the term:
|Fall 2015||CSC 105|
|Fall 2015||ENG 201|
|Spring 2015||CSC 105|
|Fall 2014||ENG 201||This course receives repeat forgiveness since it is older than the Spring 2015 CSC 105.|
In the example above, if the two prior courses were taken within the same term, the system would process them alphabetically, so CSC 105 would receive the grade forgiveness.
Can I replace the "F" with a course taken at another college?
No. Since grades do not transfer, the "F" would remain in your GPA. However, if a student retakes a course at another college and earns a "C" or better, s/he will receive credit for that course. This is not generally advisable, however, since once a student earns a "C" or better in a course at any institution, s/he may NOT retake the course at UNC Wilmington for credit. Therefore, passing the course elsewhere with a "C" creates a situation in which it is impossible for the student to replace his/her original grade of "F" at UNC Wilmington, since a student cannot receive credit for the same course twice.