The Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted on Thursday to remove UNC – Chapel Hill from the probationary status the university has been on for the last year, officials confirmed.
The board has been meeting over the last four days and concluded on Thursday.
The board received a recommendation to remove UNC from probation and voted to approve that measure, according to officials.
UNC had been on probation for the last academic year following information being submitted to SACS from the Wainstein Report into the long-running paper-class scandal at Carolina.
The board had the option of continuing UNC’s probation or revoking the university’s accreditation entirely, which was not anticipated.
The scandal led to investigations from the NCAA, which governs college athletics, and SACS. While the accreditation issues appear to now be resolved, the NCAA action is still lingering after the university received an amended Notice of Allegations earlier this year.
Officials from SACS visited the Chapel Hill campus earlier this year to view the implementation of reforms the university had put in place to better monitor the actions of departments within the institution for any irregularities.
Chancellor Carol Folt said after the visit that she was pleased with the reforms that had been put in place by the university.
UNC released the below video from Folt on Thursday.