Petitioning for Readmission After Dismissal
Students may petition the Readmission Review Board to determine if readmission to the university is warranted. Students must complete an Application for Readmission (located below) follow the procedures and submit all documents before the deadlines.
Deadlines: August 1st for fall readmission; December 1st for spring readmission.
Students who apply for readmission following dismissal must submit a thoughtfully prepared Readmission Application.
The Readmission Review Board will be guided in its decision by:
Evidence of academic potential and readiness to handle the curriculum in a satisfactory manner.
Evidence of motivation to pursue an educational goal.
Evidence of corrective measures undertaken by the student.
Documentation of corrective action taken is required to support readmission to ISU.
The Readmission Review Board decision is final.
Students who are readmitted will have stipulations placed upon their readmission. These stipulations may include: repeating courses previously taken, limiting the number of credits attempted, enrolling in specific courses, having regular follow-up with an advisor or faculty member, receiving specific assistance from the Career Center, Disabilities Service, or other ISU resources, completing the online probation workshop, and/or participating in specified study labs or help groups.
You may repeat a course if you want to improve you grade point average (GPA).
If a course is repeated, the latest grade is used in computing GPA, unless the catalog description notes that the course may be taken more than once for credit.
Although the grade and credit from the first course will not be figured into your GPA and total credits, it will not be removed from your transcript.
An “E” (exclude) will appear on your transcript next to the credit and grade of the first course.
An “I” (include) will appear on your transcript next to the credit and grade of the most recent course.(Back to top)
How to Avoid Dismissal
First, avoid probation! Make sure that your accumulative GPA is above 1.75 if you have fewer than 26 credits or 2.00 if you have more than 26 credits. If you are already on probation, you must earn a 2.00 GPA for the Semester (regardless of how many credits you have accumulated) or you will be dismissed.
- Visit with an advisor prior to registering for classes to determine a reasonable schedule to increase your chances of passing all of your courses.
- Cut down on the hours you are working outside of school.
- Cut down on the credits in which you are enrolled.
- Cut down on socializing or extracurricular activities that interfere with class attendance or study time.
- Do not miss a single class.
- Get a tutor early in the semester.
- Talk with each of your professors regularly.
- Study 2-3 hours for every one hour of class time.
- Withdraw from courses if you will be unable to pass.
- Meet with an advisor regularly and make decisions in consultation with him/her.