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. A student's petition will be reviewed individually and decisions made on a case-by-case basis. The information you provide in your petition assists us with our decision.
Petition for Reinstatement
Petitions for Reinstatement must be received by the appropriate deadline:
|Students enrolled in ...||Deadline|
Spring 2023 who want to be considered for Summer 2023/Fall 2023 must apply by
|4:30 p.m.May 30, 2023|
An email will be sent to your Illinois State email address regarding our decision. A letter will also be sent to your home address. All decisions are final.
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.
Academic Standing Policies
Information regarding Illinois State University’s policies on academic standing and New Start can be found in the University Catalog and Illinois State University Policy site.