Former Students

Former students are those who have previously attended UNCG during a regular academic term (not including summer session) without completing a degree. Students who completed a degree at UNCG or another institution should visit our Second Degree page.

Effective beginning Spring 2017, re-admission to UNCG is required for the following categories of undergraduate, degree-seeking former students:

  • Those suspended or dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons
  • Those who have not been enrolled for two consecutive terms (excluding summer)

Re-admission requirements

Re-admission of former students is not automatic; students must meet prevailing admissions standards for eligibility to return to UNCG. If applicable, students must clear all holds from their record. Students in poor academic standing at time of departure from UNCG should refer to the sections below. 

Application process

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive all application materials by dates posted. (Please visit Instructions and Deadlines for more information.) With the exception of students who left UNCG under academic dismissal, UNCG accepts former students for fall, spring, and summer semesters. UNCG operates under rolling admission for former students, so the earlier you apply, the better. You will be notified in writing of our decision.

Please note:

  • Check with the Cashier's Office about any financial and/or loan holds.
  • Check with Student Affairs if you left under disciplinary suspension.
  • Returning students will need to see an academic adviser before registering for classes.

What if I left UNCG under academic probation?

Students who left the university while under academic probation are not required to reapply. Upon returning to UNCG, students must submit transcripts from any coursework taken while on probation from UNCG and also must adhere to the academic standing policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin for the year they were admitted. Students admitted prior to Fall 2014 can refer to this policy. Please note that academic standing policies do change. If you have any questions, contact the Students First Office at 336-334-5730. Students returning under academic probation may be required to participate in the academic probation course through the Students First Office upon their return to the university. For more information about the requirements of students on academic probation please contact the Students First Office at 336-334-5730.

What if I left UNCG under academic suspension?

Academic suspension is for one semester. Once this time period is over, students who left UNCG under academic suspension must reapply to UNCG. If you attend other post-secondary institutions after leaving UNCG, you must meet prevailing admission requirements. Upon returning to UNCG, students must adhere to the academic standing policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin for the year they were admitted. Students admitted prior to Fall 2014 can refer to this policy. Formerly suspended students who return to UNCG are required to participate in the academic recovery program during the semester in which they return. Failure to meet the conditions of the program will result in academic dismissal. Please note that academic standing policies do change. If you have any questions, contact the Students First Office.

What if I left UNCG under academic dismissal?

Academic dismissal is for one year (excluding summers). Once this time period is over, students who left UNCG under academic suspension must reapply to UNCG. In addition, these students must have Return from Dismissal Appeal approval before being re-admitted and may not return during a summer term. Contact the Students First Office for more information on the appeal process. Formerly dismissed students who are readmitted to the university are required to participate in academic coaching during the semester in which they return. Failure to meet the conditions of the program will result in academic dismissal. Formerly dismissed students who are readmitted will be notified about the details of this program when their appeal is approved.

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