Academic Reinstatement Rules

To determine if you need reinstatement

  1. Check grades on myWSU
  2. Read the message on your myWSU portal page. This message identifies the regulation under which you are deficient.

Rule 38: Academic Probation and Recess for At-Risk Students

(a) Undergraduate students whose semester (excluding summer session) or cumulative grade point average drops below a 2.0 for the first time must apply for reinstatement to continue their enrollment at Washington State University. Students are placed on probation after reinstatement. Certified majors on academic probation may be decertified by the academic department.

Reinstatement Process for Rule 38a—First semester with below a 2.0 semester or cumulative GPA

  • Complete a reinstatement application, including a personal statement. Details.
  • Contact the Student Resource Center OR your academic department to schedule a reinstatement interview. Please Note: You may be required to provide your reinstatement application in advance of your appointment.
  • Courses for the next semester (excluding summer) will be cancelled if an application has not been received and approved by the listed deadline.

(b) First-time, first-year undergraduate students are recessed from the University after their first term of enrollment if their semester grade point average is below 1.0. Individuals are recessed from the university for one full semester (fall or spring). To reenroll for courses offered through any WSU campus students must apply for reinstatement. Recessed individuals may not seek status as a non-degree seeking student. Recessed students may enroll in summer session.

Reinstatement Process for Rule 38b—First-time, first-year students where their first semester is below a 1.0 semester GPA

  • Must sit out for one academic semester immediately following the term of deficiency (fall or spring)
  • After one academic semester, complete a reinstatement application, including a personal statement. Details.
  • Contact the Student Resource Center OR your academic department to schedule a reinstatement interview. Please Note: You may be required to provide your reinstatement application in advance of your appointment.

Rule 39: Undergraduate Academic Deficiency

Undergraduate students are dismissed from the University after the third semester (excluding summer session) in which the cumulative grade point average is below 2.0. Individuals who are dismissed from the University may not enroll in courses at WSU, including online and branch campus courses, for two full academic semesters. Dismissed individuals will also not be able to seek status as a ‘non-degree seeking student.’

Reinstatement Process for Dismissed Rule 39—Students with any third semester (excluding summer terms) cumulative GPA below 2.0

  • Students will be dismissed and courses for the next semester (excluding summer IF already enrolled before grades are posted) will be canceled. There is no early reinstatement process.
  • Students who are dismissed are required to remain out of WSU for two consecutive semesters.
  • Dismissed students are not eligible and cannot seek non-degree student status.

Former Students Returning

Reinstatement Process for Former Students Returning—Students who have been away from WSU for 2 or more semesters

  • Complete a reinstatement application, including a personal statement. Details.
  • Complete the Former Student Returning application for admission.
  • Contact the Student Resource Center OR your academic department to schedule a reinstatement interview. Please Note: You may be required to provide your reinstatement application in advance of your appointment.
  • Have your unofficial transcript available for any courses taken while away from WSU.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the reinstatement process, please contact the Student Resource Center at 360-546-9155 or src@wsu.edu.

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