Academic Suspension

Students who are on Academic Probation and have a subsequent term GPA below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Suspension. The Office of the Registrar will notify you in writing that you have been placed on academic suspension and you will be dropped from any courses in which you are enrolled at the time of suspension. While on academic suspension, you may not enroll in courses and are not eligible to utilize any of the services of the university until reinstated. See Academic Regulation 22 to understand the rules related to Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Reinstatement following Academic Suspension

If you were placed on academic suspension and plan to return, there are three ways you can request reinstatement.

  • Request for Reinstatement by 24 credits of transferable college level coursework at an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Request for Reinstatement by two year absence
  • File a Petition for Exception to OSU Reinstatement Regulations for review by the Academic Standing Committee

Regardless of the option you choose to pursue for reinstatement, please contact your academic advisor to discuss options.

Request for Reinstatement

Request for Reinstatement by two year absence or 24 credits of transferable college level coursework with a 2.5 GPA or above must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar two weeks prior to the term reinstatement is requested.

If the reinstatement depends on transfer work from the previous term, the request may be submitted no later than the first day of the term reinstatement is requested.

Certain academic colleges and/or majors have specific GPA requirements. Please contact an academic advisor to discuss what the eligibility requirements are for reinstatement for the chosen major.

Petition for Reinstatement

The Academic Standing Committee (ASC) reviews petitions for students on academic suspension for exception to OSU’s reinstatement rules (Academic Regulation 22). In order to petition for reinstatement, you must complete a Petition for Exception to OSU Reinstatement Regulations packet. The petition packet must include the following:

  • Petition form signed by the College Head Advisor
  • Academic Performance Agreement (see petition) completed with your academic advisor and signed by the College Head Advisor
  • Personal statement describing the extenuating circumstances that led to academic suspension and that describes the actions you will take to ensure your future academic success, and/or how any interfering circumstances have been resolved
  • Documentation to support reasons for academic difficulty
  • Letter of support from the College Head Advisor or your academic advisor

It may take several days to prepare the petition packet along with obtaining all the required materials and signatures – students should allow sufficient time before the ASC meeting. Only complete packets received by the petition filing deadline will be accepted and reviewed by the Academic Standing Committee.

Submit the complete petition packet to the Office of the Registrar at registrars@oregonstate.edu by the petition filing deadline date for the desired ASC meeting date.

See the ASC Meeting Schedule for available meeting dates and term of reinstatement.

The Office of the Registrar will schedule a personal appearance before the ASC on receipt of your complete petition packet. If your petition packet is received after the filing deadline for the desired ASC meeting or all of the meeting time slots are filled, you must wait until the next available ASC meeting.