Petitions and ALL supporting documentation must be received in Advising by 5 PM on the posted deadline:
|If the first dismissal is at the End of:||The Student is eligible to Petition for Returning to EWU:||The Deadline for Petition for Academic Reinstatement is:|
|Fall Term||Spring Term||January 31 (first January after Dismissal)|
|Winter Term||Summer Term or Fall Term||April 30 (First April after Dismissal)|
|Spring or Summer Term||Winter Term (cannot attend Fall term)||October 31 (First October after Dismissal)|
|If the second dismissal is at the End of:||The Student is eligible to Petition for Returning to EWU:||The Deadline for Petition for Academic Reinstatement is:|
|Fall Term||Winter Term the following year||October 31 (Second October after Dismissal)|
|Winter Term||Spring Term of the following year||January 31 (Second January after Dismissal)|
|Spring or Summer Term||Summer Term or Fall Term the following year||April 30 (Second April after Dismissal)|
Petitioning for Reinstatement
Undergraduate students who have been academically dismissed and who wish to return to EWU must petition for academic reinstatement. Before petitioning for academic reinstatement, please review the full Academic Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement Policy.
Students academically dismissed for the first time are eligible to petition for academic reinstatement after remaining out of EWU for one academic quarter (Fall, Winter, or Spring). Students dismissed for a second time are eligible to petition for reinstatement after remaining out of EWU for one calendar year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer). Both a first-time and second-time petition submittals need to state your readiness for academic success and reflect a more positive academic position. For guidance, think about and describe some of the specific steps you are going to take to achieve your stated academic goals.
Financial Aid Reinstatement
Please be aware, academic reinstatement is different from financial aid reinstatement. Furthermore, the approval of a Petition for Academic Reinstatement does not imply that financial aid will be reinstated. For clarification about this please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships directly for information about financial aid eligibility requirements.
To petition for reinstatement
- All returning EWU Undergraduate Students must reactivate their EWU Email account.
- Complete Undergraduate Petition for Academic Reinstatement online form. Please answer the questions on the Petition (as a formal letter), if you need additional space you may upload a PDF document. No more than two (2) pages in length, single-spaced. A handwritten response will NOT be accepted. Please see the Guidelines to Petition for Academic Reinstatement for tips and suggestions for completing your petition.
- Attach official transcripts for any college or university coursework since your last attendance at EWU (or in progress transcripts, if grades are not yet available).
- Attach any documentation that may assist the Academic Reinstatement Committee in making their decision (such as a letter from a doctor or lawyer, or a police report).
- Undergraduate Students who have been absent from EWU for more than four quarters must apply for re-admission to EWU once their academic reinstatement has been approved. Please visit the Admissions Office website for information about applying as a Returning Undergraduate (former EWU student).
- Again, for guidance, think about and describe some of the specific steps you are going to take to achieve your stated academic goals.
Undergraduate Academic Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement Policy
All undergraduate students are held to the following academic standards and policies:
- All Eastern Washington University undergraduate students in their first quarter who do not attain a minimum GPA of 2.0 will be placed on Academic Warning;
- At the end of each quarter, continuing undergraduate students who do not attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 are placed on Academic Probation for the next quarter of enrollment;
- Undergraduate students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 are automatically removed from probation;
- Undergraduate students on Academic Probation who attain a quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher but whose cumulative GPA is still below the minimum 2.0 will remain on Academic Probation;
- Undergraduate students on Academic Warning who attain a quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher but whose cumulative GPA is still below the minimum 2.0 will be moved to Academic Probation;
- Undergraduate students on Academic Probation whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 and whose quarterly GPA is below 2.0 will be dismissed from the University;
- To re-enroll after being academically dismissed, students must request academic reinstatement through the Center for Academic Advising and Retention (CAAR) Office. For students who are declared in a major, CAAR will coordinate the reinstatement proceedings with the college Dean's Office;
- A dismissed undergraduate student is not eligible to enroll for the following academic quarter (fall, winter, spring, or summer);
- First-time dismissed undergraduate students will be eligible to petition for reinstatement after one quarter;
- Undergraduate students dismissed a second time will be eligible to petition for reinstatement after one year;
- Students who are dismissed at the end of spring quarter will not be eligible to enroll in summer or fall quarter but may petition for reinstatement for winter quarter;
- Students who successfully petition for reinstatement for fall quarter will also be eligible to enroll in summer session;
- To be eligible for academic reinstatement, dismissed undergraduate students must demonstrate an improved academic performance or readiness for academic success;
- To apply for academic reinstatement please refer to this link that indicates policy, instructions, and application deadlines.
Please direct any questions to:
David Watts, Graduate Student Assistant, Policy Officer
Maria Reyna, Associate Director of Retention Initiatives
Monroe Hall 305
For academic reinstatement information of Graduate Student refer to the Graduate Students, policy 303-22, Chp 4-1 (j)