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Maximum Time Frame Appeal

Students who have exceeded the maximum time frame for their declared program of study must submit an “Exceeding Maximum Time Frame” appeal.  The student must be meeting the cumulative 2.0 grade point average and 67% cumulative completion rate in order to submit a maximum time frame appeal.

A complete maximum time frame appeal will include:

  1. The “Exceeding Maximum Time Frame” Appeal form, and
  2. A copy of the student’s program evaluation, and
  3. A typed statement explaining the student’s circumstances.
  4. If a student chooses to make his/her own presentation to the Subcommittee, a written request to do so must accompany the appeal letter.

Additional instructions appear on the “Exceeding Maximum Time Frame” Appeal form.  An appeal submitted without adequate documentation will be denied.

A student for whom a maximum time frame appeal is approved will be expected to complete 100% of all attempted credit hours with a minimum 2.0 grade point average each semester following the appeal approval.



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

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