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Reinstatement is a procedure that allows former degree candidates who have been dropped for poor scholarship to resume degree candidacy after meeting the criteria for reinstatement either by enrolling as a nondegree-conditional student or through academic renewal.Criteria for Reinstatement
CRITERIA FOR REINSTATEMENT
Students dropped from degree candidacy may schedule classes as nondegree-conditional (NDEGC) students in order to meet the criteria for reinstatement.
Alternatively, students have the option of meeting the eligibility requirement for reinstatement by qualifying for academic renewal.
Once the above criteria are met, students may seek reinstatement into their intended college/major if they meet the additional criteria listed below or into DUS if they have not yet met college/major entrance requirements:Reinstatement into a college/major
Satisfy additional requirements specified by the college, such as completion of certain courses, greater grade–point deficiency reduction, or attainment of a cumulative grade–point average consistent with entrance–to–college and major standards. Typically, a college will not approve reinstatement into the college if the student has below a 2.00 cumulative grade–point average.
Reinstatement to the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) (possible only if the student has not already enrolled in DUS for the maximum time allowable)
Obtain authorization of reinstatement into DUS from the appropriate college dean and approval from the division.
Academic advising is critical for the NDEGC student. A student who initiates a plan designed to attain reinstatement without prior consultation with the appropriate college does so with no assurance that the college will endorse the plan and approve reinstatement.
NDEGC students are advised by the office of the appropriate college dean in the college from which the student hopes to graduate. NDEGC students who are exploratory may consult with advisers in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).
It is important for students who have been dropped to identify the reasons behind their unsatisfactory academic performance. Developing strategies for overcoming these problems should help students eliminate grade-point deficiencies and might enable them to maintain a satisfactory grade-point average after they are reinstated.
Students often experience academic problems because the academic program they are pursuing does not reflect their interests and abilities. Therefore, they should carefully evaluate their choice of college or major. DUS advisers can help students assess their educational plans and/or identify other reasons for their academic difficulties.
The Registrar's office records the student's request for reinstatement on ISIS screen ARUSBR and notifies the appropriate college. Authorized advisers can view a student's reinstatement status on this screen.
Reinstatement Approved: If the student has met the reinstatement criteria, the college approves the request and the Registrar's office notifies the student that his/her request has been approved. The student may then resume his/her enrollment in degree status.
Reinstatement Pending: If the reinstatement decision is delayed until grades are issued for courses in progress then the college notifies the student that his/her reinstatement decision is pending. The student may register for the upcoming semester as a NDEGC student. When the student's reinstatement is approved, his/her enrollment for the upcoming semester will be changed to degree status.
Reinstatement Denied: If the student has not met the reinstatement criteria, the college notifies the student that his/her request has been denied. The student may be referred for reinstatement to DUS.
The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information.
This page is part of the University Undergraduate Advising Handbook, which is maintained by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, DUS@psu.edu.
Reviewed: November 2011
Last Update: June 2006