Former Students

Former students are those who have previously attended UNCG (without completing a degree) during a regular academic term, summer session not included. If you did complete a degree at UNCG or another institution, please see our Second Degree page.

Admission requirements

If you have attended another university since leaving UNCG, you must meet prevailing admission requirements. Students must clear all holds from their record, if applicable. If you were not in good academic standing at the time you left UNCG, please refer to the academic standing information below regarding readmission.

Application process

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive all application materials by the dates listed. (Please visit Application Instructions and Deadlines for more information.) We accept 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 the decision.

Please note:

  • If you were academically dismissed, you must submit an appeal. (See below for further details.)
  • 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 advisor before registering for classes. Admitted students may contact their department of interest to set up an advising appointment.

Academic standing information for former students

Can I return if I left under academic probation?

If you leave the university under academic probation and choose to sit out a semester, you must reapply to UNCG. If you attend another post-secondary institution 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. Students admitted Fall 2014 or later 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.

Can I return if I left under academic suspension?

Academic suspension is for one semester. Once this time period is over, you 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. Students admitted Fall 2014 or later can refer to this policy. Formerly suspended students who return to UNCG are required to participate in the Academic Contract for Excellence 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 at 336-334-5730.

Can I return if I left under academic dismissal?

Former students who left UNCG under academic dismissal must petition the University for permission to return by submitting a Return from Dismissal Appeal. Contact the Students First Office, 061 McIver Building, 336-334-5730, for more information on the appeal process. Formerly dismissed students who are readmitted to the university are required to participate in the Academic Contract for Excellence Program 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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