Students who have been dismissed from the university can request a return from that dismissal after a separation of at least three years. Students submit this type of request to the academic dean's office for the major that they wish to return to, which is not necessarily always the major from which they were dismissed. Please see below for additional policies and the process for requesting a return from dismissal.
Deadlines for Submitting Requests for Override of Dismissal:
These are priority deadlines. Submission by this deadline will ensure that your request will be reviewed for that term of enrollment. Students who do not meet these priority deadlines should contact the Undergraduate Academic Affairs office to determine the best course of action.
Students can request to return from dismissal through the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, but only after a minimum absence from the university of three calendar years. In addition, they must meet one or more of the following conditions during that time:
Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee a return. The Office of Admissions and the appropriate school or college dean will make individual decisions in the best academic interests of the student and the university. For students seeking readmission to a new school or college, their new dean will make the decision in consultation with the former dean and the Office of Admissions.
In order to request a return, students must submit a Return from Dismissal form to the Undergraduate Academic Affairs office, along with any relevant documentation. Students must also re-apply through the Admissions office.
Additionally, students who have been approved for a return from dismissal, and who have been absent from the university for at least 3 years are eligible to request academic clemency. Please follow the link below for additional information regarding clemency.
Students have the right to appeal denial of a request. Information on submitting an appeal can be found at the bottom of the page