Students who have been disqualified, either academically or administratively, may petition for reinstatement. Reinstatement must be based upon evidence that the causes of previous low achievement have been removed. Reinstatement will be approved only if compelling evidence is provided, indicating the ability to complete the degree program. Petitions are reviewed by the Office of the Dean of the college of the student’s major program. Students who petition for reinstatement and have not attended CSUSM for more than one regular semester must also re-apply for admission to the University, meeting all deadlines and requirements for admissions eligibility*. Reinstated students may only resume their academic career at CSUSM if both clearances are granted.
*Ordinarily, CSUSM does not admit students for the Spring semester. Therefore, students who have not attended CSUSM for two or more semesters may still apply for reinstatement, but may not apply for admission until fall. Students in this situation may consider Open University as an option to take courses.