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Petitioning for Readmission After Dismissal


Readmission following a dismissal

Undergraduate students with extenuating circumstances that warrant a review of the dismissal status may petition the Readmission Review Board (RRB) located in the Academic Advising Center.

Petitions must be accompanied by relevant documentation from appropriate sources and a thoughtfully prepared Readmission Statement.

The RRB will be guided in its decision by evidence of academic potential and readiness to handle the curriculum in a satisfactory manner; evidence of motivation to pursue an educational goal; evidence of corrective measures undertaken by the undergraduate student.

Readmitted undergraduate students will have stipulations placed upon their readmission which may include:

  • repeating courses previously taken
  • limiting the number of credits attempted
  • enrolling in specific courses
  • having regular follow-up with an advisor or faculty member
  • receiving specific assistance from the Career Center, ADA, or other ISU resources
  • participating in specified study labs or help groups.

The deadline for petitions is August 1st for Fall semester and December 1st for Spring semester. Decisions reached by the RRB are final.

Be Advised! Meet with your advisor first before submitting your petition!

The Readmission Form can be downloaded and printed by clicking Here.



Course Repeat


There are some courses that may be repeated any number of times. However, many departments limit the number of times a course can be repeated or limit the number of repeatable credits. Please check the appropriate Academic Catalog for more information. If there is no information on repeating the course in the catalog, it should be assumed that the course can be taken only once.

A course in which an F grade is earned must be repeated if that course is required for graduation. Courses in which a D grade is earned must be repeated if the major department so requires. Also, a student may elect to repeat a course provided he/she has not completed a course for which that course was a prerequisite.

The Office of the Registrar will mark repeated courses on the student record and remove the credits of the original course from computation for the cumulative grade point average. The original course and grade will remain on the student's transcript.

Students should be aware of Financial Aid policy for repeating courses while receiving federal financial aid.

As you review your transcript, see if there are courses you need to repeat. Repeating courses is one of the fastest ways to improve your GPA and remove yourself from probation. The repeat policy at ISU allows for your GPA to be affected only by the most recent grade in any course. For example, if you have an "F" grade in Sociology 1101, and you repeat it and earn an "A" grade, your GPA will reflect only the "A" grade.

Be judicious about repeating courses since they will count into your credits attempted calculation for Financial Aid and may have an impact that is not advantageous.

Note - If you repeat a class and earn a lower grade, the lower grade which is the most recent grade, will be used in your GPA calculation.



How to Avoid Dismissal


Undergraduate students on Probation Two will be dismissed from the University if they obtain a semester GPA of less than 2.0 (and their cumulative Idaho State University GPA does not meet minimum requirements) unless the undergraduate student is a freshman and has not attempted 12 or more Idaho State University credits (not including withdrawals).

  • If you worked full time, it is difficult to go to school full time since you don’t have enough time to study. Try taking fewer credits or working fewer hours. (This option is not available to international students who are on F-1 or J-1 visas.)
  • Myth: You can’t get financial aid if you go less than full time (12 credits). Fact: You CAN receive financial aid for three-quarter time (9-11 cr) or part time (6-8 cr) student. Adjust your credit load to fit what works best for you!
  • Time Management: For every hour you are in class (credit) you need to double or triple that in study time. If you are enrolled in 12 credits you need to study about 24 hours a week so take a look at the time you have allotted for studying during the semester and see if that needs to be increased.
  • FREE tutoring is available to all students because not everyone is good at everything!
  • The Student Health Center is a free service for all students with eight or more credits.
  • Attend class on a regular basis! Showing up to class is imperative so you can receive all of the information and stay current with assignments and discussion.