Procedure for Applying for Readmission

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Undergraduate Students

Requests for Readmission from Academic Suspension are considered by representatives of the Committee on Admission, Readmission, and Retention in context with the following practices:
  • Committee members believe that is is generally to the student's advantage to deny readmission for a period of at least one calendar year, so that the student may become clearly aware of the educational goals and view past progress from a different perspective.
  • Readmission will be approved when prospects for better academic performance can be demonstrated. Readmission is not based solely on the passage of time since the date of suspension.
  • Readmission after a second suspension will be granted in very limited circumstances, and only when an applicant has clearly demonstrated that he/she can and is likely to continue to perform academic work that meets acceptable standards.
Important information regarding the readmission process:
  • The Committee on Admission, Readmission, and Retention will only consider Applications for Readmission from Academic Suspension that are complete, including all necessary supporting documents, and have been received in the Office of the Registrar at least seven calendar days prior to the beginning of the term for which the student is seeking to enroll.
  • A student must carefully complete the Application for Readmission from Academic Suspension. The student is urged to maximize his/her opportunity to communicate with the committee members regarding readmission by making sure that the application is accurate, detailed, and complete.
  • Representatives of the Committee on Admission, Readmission, and Retention will review the student's Application for Readmission from Academic Suspension and render a decision based on the merits of the reasons that the student gives in support of possibilities that better work can be expected in the future.
  • Although all students wishing to return after Academic Suspension must prepare an Application for Readmission from Academic Suspenion, a student may support his/her application through a personal appearance before the Committee. All Applications for Readmission from Academic Suspension will be reviewed by representatives of the Committee. Students who wish to clarify or extend written information may do so during the meeting. Students who appear before the Committee must make a verbal opening statement of two or three minutes in duration providing relevant information beyond that provided in the written application. To appear in person before the Committee, the student must indicate the desire to do so when completing the Application for Readmission from Academic Suspension (see item 10).
  • The student will be notified by letter of the action taken on the Application for Readmission from Academic Suspension.
  • Students who are readmitted after suspension will be placed on Academic Probation following Suspension beginning with the semester immediately following his/her return to UNI. A student readmitted after suspension must earn a UNI semester GPA of 2.00 or higher for each semester after being readmitted until his/her UNI cumulative GPA reaches 2.00 or higher.

To obtain an Application for Readmission from Suspension, please navigate to the Application for Readmission from Suspension webpage.


Graduate Students

Graduate students who have been placed on Graduate Suspension must go through a different process for readmission to graduate study. If you are a graduate student, please contact the Graduate College for further information.

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