A student is dismissed from Illinois State University if at the end of any semester, except for Summer Session, the student’s cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 for a second or subsequent time. When students are dismissed from the University, they are also dismissed from their major.
After You're Dismissed
You can elect to appeal your academic dismissal by submitting a Petition for Reinstatement. Illinois State's Reinstatement Committee reads each petition individually and makes decisions on a case-by-case basis. The information you provide in your petition assists the Reinstatement Committee with its decision.
Petition for Reinstatement
Petitions for Reinstatement must be received by the appropriate deadline:
|Students enrolled in ...||Deadline|
|4:30 p.m., January 4, 2021|
An email will be sent to your Illinois State email address regarding the Reinstatement Committee's decision. A letter will also be sent to your home address. All decisions made by the Reinstatement Committee are final.
The Reinstatement Committee is an external committee of the Academic Senate. Members of the committee include administrative professionals from the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, a faculty member from each of the six colleges, and three student representatives. Faculty members are appointed for a three-year term. Student members are appointed to a one-year term by the Student Government Association.
Former Illinois State Students
If you were dismissed previously, you'll need to submit a new application to the Office of Admissions.
The New Start program is offered to students who wish to return to Illinois State after being away for a minimum of one year and who left with less than a 2.0 GPA.