Academic Difficulty

Sometimes students encounter challenges with their studies that, if left unchecked, can prevent them from achieving their academic goals. Students who fail to meet the academic requirements within their major and university academic standards will receive an Academic Warning

According to university regulations and rules, most students on Academic Warning are allowed to continue enrollment and are required to:

  • Maintain a term GPA of at least 2.0 for every subsequent fall, spring, and summer term of enrollment, until they achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Meet with their academic advisors during the first four (4) weeks of the fall or spring terms to discuss their plans for academic success

If you are having academic difficulty, do not wait until you receive an academic warning. Contact your personal advisor as soon as possible or visit the CALS Advising Team in 111 Patterson Hall. 

Student Responsibilities

Students must meet all CALS and university graduation requirements. They can take ownership of their education in several ways:

  • Remain current with the university, college, and departmental curricular requirements
  • Be aware of academic deadlines and academic policy changes
  • Check in with an advisor in the first year, during registration periods and at other times, as needed
  • The University Tutorial Center can help with free tutoring for certain 100- and 200- level classes

Academic Resources

Satisfactory academic progress
Readmission and appeals
Course load regulation
Undergraduate grade exclusion
Course repeat regulation
Continuation of undergraduate enrollment
Graduation requirements
Adding and dropping courses
Withdrawal policy
Intracampus transfer policy
Eligibility for continued receipt of financial aid

Tips for Academic Success

Here are some helpful tips for a successful academic career at CALS and NC State.

  • Study hard
  • Go to class
  • Don't procrastinate
  • Ask questions
  • Take notes
  • Explore all of your options
  • Read your emails
  • Form study groups with classmates
  • Analyze your Degree Audit and plan ahead
  • Get to know your professors
  • Get to know your advisors
  • Take advantage of University Research opportunities
  • Visit the University Tutorial Center for free tutoring 
  • Work with your advisor to create a workable schedule