Education

Higher standard at NCCU could force many out

Posted April 11, 2011 2:40 p.m. EDT
Updated April 11, 2011 2:48 p.m. EDT

— Hundreds of North Carolina Central University students could be blocked from enrolling next fall because of low grades.

The university implemented a policy in December to encourage students to maintain the 2.0 grade-point average needed to graduate. Students who fall below a 1.9 average won't be able to enroll for the fall semester, and no student will be allowed to enroll in fall 2012 without a 2.0 average.

N.C. Central spokeswoman Cynthia Fobert said 519 of the more than 6,400 undergraduates at the school have averages below 1.9, but she said officials expect many of them to work during the current semester and during summer session to raise their average to the required level.