Do you have questions about academic probation and suspension? We’ve got the answers.

What is academic probation?

Students are placed on academic probation when they earn a grade point average below academic standards as stated in the academic catalog. This means you face academic suspension if you don’t return to satisfactory academic standing by the end of the semester.

What happens after I’m put on academic probation?

If you were placed on academic probation, there will be a four-step process that you will be required to completed. This will include an online Applied Learning Strategies seminar, a self-assessment, a contract, and a meeting with either the Director of the Academic Resource Center or the Director of Academic Advising.  Your schedule will be reviewed at this meeting.

What is academic suspension?

Suspension results when your cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below minimum standards for the second semester in a row, when your term GPA is less than a 1.00, OR when you have failed all hours attempted in a semester. If you are suspended, you are ineligible to enroll for the following semester. You may appeal the academic suspension by applying for reinstatement.

How can I appeal the suspension?

Write a letter to the Academic Appeals Committee stating that you are committed to improving your academics. Also note that you have the ability to do so and that you have a plan. Explain why your grades are low and your plans to earn better ones if given another chance. List any circumstances that have affected your academic performance and provide supporting documentation. For example, in the case of medical circumstances contributing to your situation, include information from a doctor.

Send the letter to:
Wingate University
Office of Student Success
213 E. Wilson Street
Wingate, North Carolina 28174
Fax: 704-233-8268

Email: studentsuccess@wingate.edu (preferred method)

What can I do to return to satisfactory academic standing?

Meet with your advisor to discuss your choice of major and a plan for academic improvement. Attend every class. Actively participate in class discussions. Meet often with your professors during their office hours. Use an academic planner or calendar to keep up with your course work.  Utilize the academic resources available on campus.