Readmission & Forgiveness Policy
Readmission in Good Standing
Students who break enrollment (for a full semester or longer) at East Carolina University while in Good Standing are eligible to apply for readmission at any time. If a student has taken courses at another regionally accredited institution while away from the university, a gpa of a 2.0 or higher must be earned in order to be eligible for readmission. Only those courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better will be transferable to ECU.
Readmission Following Suspension
Students must apply for readmission to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Eligibility to apply for readmission after suspension does not guarantee acceptance as the university must adhere to enrollment restrictions.
Students readmitted to East Carolina University after suspension are placed on “probation after suspension” and expected to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. A student on probation after suspension who does not achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA will be suspended unless he/she earns at least a 2.5 GPA in that semester, in which case he/she remains on probation.
Readmission Under the Forgiveness Policy
Former East Carolina University students who have not been enrolled at ECU for a minimum of two consecutive academic years (four semesters, summer sessions excluded) may request readmission under the Forgiveness Policy. Such requests must be submitted on the application for readmission according to application deadline dates. Students who have been enrolled at another regionally accredited college or university since their last enrollment at East Carolina University must possess a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to be eligible to return to East Carolina University. Official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and indicate that a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average has been earned.
Students readmitted to East Carolina University under the Forgiveness Policy will have their ECU-based GPAs recalculated excluding all previous coursework in which a failing grade (F, or WF) was received.
Students returning under the Forgiveness Policy will return under one of the following classifications:
- Students whose cumulative GPA calculates to a 2.0 or higher once the previously earned Fs are removed will be placed on Good Standing during the first semester of attendance.
- Students whose cumulative GPA calculates to less than a 2.0 once the previously earned Fs are removed will be placed on Probation during the first semester of attendance.
Students will be held accountable for the Academic Standing and Academic Progress Requirements as identified in the Academic Rules and Regulations section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
A student may only take advantage of the readmission under the Forgiveness Policy one time.
Regarding consideration for degrees with distinction, all ECU grades, including those earned prior to readmission under the forgiveness rule, will be included in calculations.
Students should be aware that the Readmission under Forgiveness Rule is an ECU rule that is not recognized in the US Department of Education’s calculation of financial aid eligibility. Students who plan to apply to or receive financial aid should contact the financial aid office. Cashier accounts must be cleared of any outstanding balance, if any, prior to registration for the term of readmission.