Reinstatement Admission

The reinstatement process must be followed for any former student who has been academically dismissed from any campus of Kent State University.

Before reinstatement can be considered, a student who is dismissed should expect to be away from the university for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.


To be considered for reinstatement, you must complete the reinstatement process by the following dates if you wish to return for that semester:

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Term: April 15


STEP 1: Submit the following reinstatement materials by the deadline 

  1. Complete the Reinstatement Application
  2. Official college transcripts from every college or university you have attended since your dismissal from Kent State, even if you feel credit will not be transferable. Failure to report previously attended colleges or universities is falsification and may result in denial of your reinstatement application.
  3. Email the above documents to:   
    Ruby Groves
    Note: We will take your form and supporting documents digitally - take a readable photo of the form on your phone and email it to, or scan and email your documents, etc.

STEP 2: Wait for correspondence from the Director of Student Services

  • Approximately two weeks after we receive your complete reinstatement materials (including official transcripts), you will be sent an email regarding your reinstatement status. This email will be sent to the email address you supplied on your reinstatement application. 

If your reinstatement application has been approved, the $25 reinstatement fee will be assessed to your account and you will need to do the following: 

STEP 3: Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor

STEP 4: Financial Aid

  • If you are applying for financial aid, you should contact a financial aid staff member to determine your eligibility. Schedule an appointment if your reinstatement is approved.


Ruby Groves
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall