Academic reinstatement

Washington State University expects students to maintain academic standards of excellence and make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree objectives.

Undergraduate academic deficiency

Undergraduate students are in good academic standing if both their current WSU semester and cumulative grade point averages are 2.00 or above, and/or they are eligible to be enrolled.

Students not meeting this criteria are considered academically deficient and must apply for reinstatement.

Determine if you need reinstatement

  1. Check your grades in myWSU.
  2. Check for a message in myWSU. This message identifies the regulation under which you are deficient.
  3. Check your WSU email for a message from ELCA. This message provides next steps for reinstatement.
  4. Check for a mailed letter from WSU Vancouver. This letter identifies the regulation under which you are deficient and provides next steps for reinstatement. This letter will be mailed to your listed mailing address within myWSU. Be sure this address is up-to-date at all times.

Apply for academic reinstatement

Download the reinstatement application form. Review guidelines for the application process, personal statement topics, information for returning former students and changes of campus. Learn about the reinstatement process and rules.

Application form and guidelines Rules and process

Deadlines for fall 2022 reinstatement

It is recommended that reinstatement be completed as early as possible for course planning and financial aid purposes.

Academic reinstatement deadlines for fall 2022
If you are: Deadline(s):
Deficient under Rule 38a, spring 2022:

Must complete the reinstatement process* by 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.

Deficient under Rule 38a or 38b, fall 2021: Must complete the reinstatement process* by 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.
Deficient under Rule 39: From semester you first became deficient under Rule 39 must sit out one academic year (two consecutive semesters).

A Former Student Returning** (FSR) and deficient under Rule 38 or 39 your last semester at WSU.

Must complete the reinstatement process* by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

*The reinstatement process includes completing a Reinstatement Application, typing a Personal Statement and completing an interview with your Academic Coordinator.

**Former Student Returning (FSR): You are considered a former student if you have been absent for more than one semester after enrolling at WSU for a fall or spring term as a degree-seeking student.

Extenuating circumstances

If you feel that you have extenuating circumstances that led to your dismissal from WSU Vancouver, please contact the Cougar Center at 360-546-9779 for information on the Undergraduate Petitions Process.

Resources for students in academic difficulty