Students with a cumulative grade point average below required standards (3.00) must limit their course loads to six (6) semester hours and are subject to an academic warning (first occurrence), probation (second occurrence), and/or suspension (third occurrence). Students have the right to appeal academic suspensions and apply for readmission if they are of the conviction that failure to maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average for continued enrollment was due to extenuating circumstances. Students may appeal academic suspension and apply for readmission to the university by adhering to the following procedure:
Students seeking readmission must write a letter, with appropriate documentation, to the Chairperson of the Graduate Grievance and Appeals Committee at least four (4) working days before the official late registration period ends. The letter should be addressed to:
Chairperson of the Graduate Grievance and Appeals Committee
Campus Box 943
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Students must secure a letter containing an approved schedule of classes (not to exceed 6 semester hours) from their academic advisor and endorsed by the Graduate Program Coordinator and Dean.
The Graduate Grievance and Appeals Committee will convene two (2) working days before the official late registration period ends each semester.
The decisions of the Graduate Grievance and Appeals Committee will be forwarded to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and the Office of the University Registrar for implementation.
Students returning after suspension will have a limited class load of not more than six (6) semester hours during the first semester of readmission and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average until they have satisfied the minimum scholastic average requirement.
Students who have been suspended a second time for academic reasons may not apply for readmission within a minimum of one semester year from the date of suspension.
Students who have been suspended a third time for academic reasons are permanently dismissed unless special permission is granted for readmission by the Graduate Grievance and Appeals Committee.