What To Do If You Are Dismissed From the University

Appealing the Dismissal

A student who is dismissed has the right to appeal the decision. Appeals must be based on recent circumstances that were beyond the control of the student. Appeals must be made in writing to the college or campus at which the student was enrolled at the time of the dismissal.

The appeal letter must be composed, typed and signed by the student. The appeal letter may be delivered personally or sent by mail, fax or e-mail from the student’s kent.edu account, and must include all pertinent documentation for the appeal to be considered. Appeal letters for dismissals must be received by the college or campus no later than 10 calendar days after final grades are posted on the student’s FlashLine account. Dates when final grades are posted can be found at the calendar page of the Office of the University Registrar website.

Appeal letters must include the following:

  1. An explanation of the extenuating circumstances, such as personal illness/injury, critical family illness or other situations of sufficient severity that they may have adversely affected academic performance. These circumstances must be documented by providing physician statements or other appropriate official documents.
  2. Proof of consistent satisfactory academic performance prior to the occurrence of the circumstances believed to be the cause of the dismissal. These efforts must be documented by course instructors, and their statements must be submitted on university letterhead or sent from each instructor’s Kent State e-mail address. If errors have occurred for one or more reported grades, the course instructor must verify that a grade change has been submitted.
  3. An explanation of why actions such as course withdrawal, complete term withdrawal, request for an incomplete grade, etc., was not taken before the end of the semester.
  4. A detailed plan of action for achieving academic success for any future enrollment at Kent State University.
  5. The student’s full name, Kent State ID number, current and permanent mailing addresses, current and permanent telephone numbers and Kent State e-mail address.

Appeals that do not meet these guidelines will not be reviewed.

Dismissal Contacts - Kent Campus

Dismissal Contacts for Kent campus

College Advising Offices - Kent Campus

Name

Phone

Email

College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Lawrence Epps

330-672-9989

lepps@kent.edu

College of the Arts

Sandi Randulic
Director of Academic Advising

330-672-8393

sranduli@kent.edu

College of Arts and Sciences

Matt Minichillo
Assistant Dean

330-672-2062

mminichi@kent.edu

College of Business Administration

Alex Moore
Director of Academic Advising

330-672-2872

awmoore@kent.edu

College of Communication and Information

Matt Rollyson
Assistant Dean

330-672-1965

mrollyso@kent.edu

College of Education, Health,and Human Services

Kathy Zarges
Assistant Dean

330-672-2862

kmzarges@kent.edu

Exploratory Advising Center

Nicole Kotlan
Advising Director

330-672-3676

nkotlan@kent.edu

College of Nursing

Curtis Good
Assistant Dean

330-672-8769

cjgood@kent.edu

College of Public Health

Jennifer Miller
Assistant Dean

330-672-6503

jlnoble@kent.edu

College of Architecture & Environmental Design

Alicia Boulton (A-K)
Academic Advisor

Corey Piazza (L-Z)
Senior Academic Advisor

330-672-5877

330-672-8339

aboulton@kent.edu

cpiazza@kent.edu

Dismissal Contacts - Regional Campus

Dismissal Contacts for Regional Campuses

Regional Campus Advising Offices

Name

Phone

Email

Ashtabula Campus

Kevin Deemer
Assistant Dean

440-964-4329

kdeemer@kent.edu

East Liverpool Campus

Shelly Weekley
Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services

330-382-7415

mweekley@kent.edu

Geauga/Twinsburg Campuses

Megan Krippel
Director, Enrollment Management and Student Support Services

440-834-3730

mkrippel@kent.edu

Salem Campus 

Shelly Weekley
Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services

330-382-7415

mweekley@kent.edu

Stark Campus 

Lisa Hart
Director II, Enrollment Management and Student Services

330-244-5042

lhart@kent.edu

Trumbull Campus

Dr. Jim Ritter
Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services

330-675-8935

jritter0@kent.edu

Tuscarawas Campus

Laurie Donley
Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services

330-308-7425

ldonley@kent.edu


Checklist

There are many details that must be taken care of if you have been dismissed. Please see the Dismissal Checklist (PDF) for details.


Reinstatement

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.

Application for reinstatement after the required period of time away from the university should be to the dean of the college or campus that houses the major program the student wishes to enter. Students wanting to be reinstated into a program with selective admission requirements, specified certification standards or additional graduation requirements may be approved to be reinstated into the university but not into that particular program. 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 academic probation until good academic standing (minimum 2.000 overall GPA) is attained. Academic requirements will be determined by the Catalog-in-force at the time the student re-enrolls at the university. For further information concerning reinstatement, students should consult their college or campus advising office.