Here are some frequently asked questions about academic dismissal at Illinois State University.
Some students may get a letter saying they have been dismissed due to this semester's grades even though they were not on academic probation during the prior semester.
With the exception of Summer Session, if your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 a second or subsequent time, you will be dismissed from the University. You do not have to be on probation for two consecutive terms.
Contact the instructor of the class that you believe has listed the incorrect grade. If warranted, the instructor will complete a "Change of Grade" form, and submit that to the Registrar Office. The Registrar Office will notify University College once the change has been made. The Reinstatement Committee cannot act upon any grade changes until the changes are processed on your academic record.
Grade changes take time. If you have been dismissed from Illinois State, it is highly recommended you Petition for Reinstatement even though you are expecting a grade change.
If you are dismissed, the courses you registered for are not purged/dropped until after the Reinstatement Committee has made a decision. Therefore, if you have been notified that you are dismissed, and have petitioned for reinstatement, your course schedule is frozen until the committee has made a decision.
If you are reinstated by the committee, your courses will not be dropped by the Reinstatement Committee. If you are not reinstated, your course schedule will be dropped.
When you return to Illinois State as a New Start student, only your cumulative GPA is impacted. Your probation history still continues. So, if your New Start cumulative grade point average is below a 2.0, it counts against your probation history. Therefore, you are subject to dismissal.