Reinstatement to the University
Please read the University policy on dismissal and reinstatement here.
Click here to download a reinstatement application.
Reinstatement after dismissal from Kent State University is neither automatic nor guaranteed. A student may be reinstated only if the student provides convincing evidence of probable academic success if permitted to return to the university. A dismissed student who has previously accumulated a substantial number of credit hours and/or an excessively low GPA should expect that reinstatement is not likely to be approved. For programs with selective admission requirements, specified certification standards or additional program and graduation requirements, reinstatement may be impossible.
Application for reinstatement after the required period of time away from the university should be to the dean of the college or Regional Campus that houses the major program the student wishes to enter. (This is not necessarily the college from which the student was dismissed.) The application should include convincing evidence of the student's motivation to continue and of the student's specific efforts during the period of dismissal to eliminate previous weaknesses. After evaluating the application for reinstatement and all supporting materials, the dean will inform the student of the reinstatement decision.
A student who is reinstated is automatically placed on probation until good academic standing (minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA) is attained. Academic requirements will be determined by the Catalog-in-force at the time the student re-enrolls at the university. If a student under dismissal intends to enroll in coursework elsewhere before applying for reinstatement to Kent State University, advising should first be obtained from the appropriate college or campus advising office. Coursework taken elsewhere may not be applicable to specified Kent State University degree programs, and enrollment may affect the student's potential use of the Academic Forgiveness Policy or limit the the advantages of recalculation provisions in the university's Course Repeat Policy. For further information concerning reinstatement, students should consult their college or campus advising office.
Reinstatement applications are only accepted three times a year-- July 15 (for fall semester), November 15 (for spring semester), and April 15 (for summer terms). Be sure to submit all required documentation (such as post-KSU transcripts) by the deadline and fill out the form completely, or your application cannot be considered.