Academic Dismissal

In the unfortunate event that you are dismissed from GVSU due to poor academic performance, it is important to understand the steps necessary to get readmitted. Please note, academic dismissal is for, at least, one academic calendar year. During the time away, it is critical for the student to show evidence of maturity and improved attitude toward academics.

Additionally, written support from a Padnos College of Engineering and Computing faculty member must support the application for readmission, instead of a letter of support from an academic advisor. A faculty in your major, who has had you as a student in class, is recommended for your letter of support. Students then need to meet with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan for moving forward.

The Academic Review Committee reviews the appeal and the results are communicated to the student in writing. Approval of a petition allows the student to enroll on a conditional basis, as stipulated by the Committee and the student's enrollment status will be "Jeopardy of Dismissal."
The Records Office requires that you submit a petition to return form, a letter of support from a Padnos College of Engineering and Computing faculty member, and any supporting documentation or evidence (medical records, academic transcripts, etc.) that may support your reasons for appeal.

Note: Appeals should be submitted no later than 10 business days prior to the start of the semester you wish to re-enterThis means that you must contact the advising center AT LEAST 3 weeks prior to that deadline to ensure we have time to review your appeal.