Readmission FAQ

How can I qualify for readmission after being placed on Academic Suspension?

There are three ways to be readmitted to the university after being placed on Academic Suspension or if you left the university while on Academic Probation:

  1. Attend an accredited community college and earn a transferable associate’s degree: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate in Engineering (AE), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA). This makes you eligible for readmission with Forgiveness. Qualifying for readmission with Forgiveness makes you academically eligible to apply for formal readmission into the university. IMPORTANT NOTE: To qualify for Forgiveness via a transferable associate’s degree; an official transcript, with the degree posted, will be required to complete your application. No decision can be made on a readmit application until it is considered complete. This is something you will want to keep in mind when choosing what term to apply for.
  2. Do not enroll at UNC-Charlotte for 24 consecutive months. At that time you would be eligible for readmission with Forgiveness. Qualifying for readmission with Forgiveness makes you academically eligible to apply for formal readmission into the university. To determine the first term you may be eligible to return, click here.
  3. Return to summer school as a summer-only readmit in an attempt to raise your grade point average. Please note that enrolling in the summer-only term will cause the 24 months until you are eligible to apply for readmission with Forgiveness to begin all over again. You must apply for readmission to enroll as a summer-only readmit.

How soon can I apply for readmission after being placed on Academic Suspension?

Students must remain absent from the university for at least one regular term (fall/spring). Students must be out for at least one spring or one fall term to be considered eligible to apply for readmission. Summer terms are not considered a regular term.

What is readmission with forgiveness?

Readmission with forgiveness allows undergraduate students to apply for readmission and be academically eligible who meet one of these criteria:

  1. Students who have a break in enrollment from UNC Charlotte for a minimum period of 24 consecutive months. To determine the first term you may be eligible to return, click here.
  2. Students who have a break in enrollment from UNC Charlotte for a minimum of one regular semester and have earned a transferrable Associate after leaving the university. Transferrable Associate’s degrees include: Associate of Arts (AA), an Associate of Science (AS), an Associate in Engineering (AE) or an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. Previously earned Associate’s degrees do not qualify you for readmission with forgiveness. The degree must be earned after leaving the university.

Please click here to view the university's policy on academic forgiveness.

Forgiveness is automatically applied to all readmitted students who qualify for it. Under forgiveness, only those courses in which you received a grade of "C" or better can be used for academic credit. After the end of add/drop, during your first semester back, your GPA will be recalculated and all grades below a C will be excluded from your earned credit hours. Your GPA will then be based solely on your A, B, and C grades. You will lose credit for any D's earned. Therefore, if you earned a D in a course that is required for your major/graduation; you must retake that course. Please keep in mind that forgiveness does not affect attempted hours. Only earned hours are affected by forgiveness. Readmission with forgiveness also resets your withdrawal limit hours to the full 16 hours.Please click here to view the university’s withdrawal policy. Your grade point average will remain the same until the forgiveness policy has been applied to your account. Instructions regarding Financial Aid can be found below. Students may only utilize readmission with forgiveness one time during their entire academic career.

What if I have not been out two years or earned an associate degree?

If your GPA was below 2.0 when you last attended, you have not been out for 24 consecutive months, and you have not earned a transferrable associate’s degree, as stated above; you may not be approved for readmission unless you want to attend as a Summer Only student. Students are allowed to attend for the summer as a way to boost their GPA.

Note: Readmission after Academic or Disciplinary Suspension is not automatic. An application for readmission must be made and approved.

What is Summer Only Readmission?

Summer Only Readmission is an opportunity for students who have been placed on academic suspension to return and take classes in order to raise their GPA. If you are interested in returning in the summer, you must submit a readmission application by the appropriate deadline. Please note that if you choose to take classes in the summer, the 24 month period for eligibility for readmission with forgiveness will start over at the end of summer term.

What if I am approved for readmission but do not enroll that term?

Your readmit application, and acceptance, is only good for the semester in which you first applied. If you do not enroll, you must go through the application process again, submitting another application and readmission fee.

Can I be readmitted if I have a financial hold on my account?

No. You may submit a readmit application to the university if you have a financial hold on your account, however, your application will be placed on hold until the application deadline date of the term you applied for. You must fulfill your financial obligation to the university and have your financial hold lifted by the posted application deadline in order for your application to be fully processed. If you apply for readmission, but cannot get your financial hold lifted by the application deadline of the term you applied for; your application will be withdrawn from the university and you must reapply for any future term you wish to attend. This includes submission of another readmit application and fee. Please click here to sign in to Banner Self Service and view your record for possible financial holds.