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.

Suspended students are denied all privileges of the university including living in any university-recognized living groups.

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
    • The Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Standing is charged with the responsibility for enforcement of the above regulations on Satisfactory Academic Standing. Additionally, this committee has discretionary authority to grant exceptions and to develop guidelines for the administration of these regulations.

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 [email protected] by the petition filing deadline date for the desired ASC meeting date.

See the ASC Meeting Schedule below for petition filing deadlines. 

Reinstatement for Summer 2022  -  Classes Begin June 20, 2022

Petition Filing Deadline

Due to the Office of the Registrar: 10:00 AM

Academic Standing Committee Meeting Date

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Thursday, June 16, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022 Monday, June 20, 2022
Monday, June 20, 2022 Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Reinstatement for Fall 2022  -  Classes Begin September 21, 2022

Petition Filing Deadline

Due to the Office of the Registrar: 10:00 AM

Academic Standing Committee Meeting Date

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, September 8, 2022 Friday, September 9, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Friday, September 16, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022 Monday, September 19, 2022
Monday, September 19, 2022 Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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.

Reinstatement to Probation Status

Students who are approved for reinstatement will be placed on Academic Probation status and must achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA for the term to be eligible for continued enrollment at OSU. To return to good standing status after reinstatement, students must raise their term and OSU cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher. If a student does not earn at least a 2.0 GPA for the term of reinstatement, the student will again be placed on Academic Suspension. Withdrawal from the term or completing at least 50% of the credits with grades of P or S allows a student to continue on probation status.

P/N and S/U Impact on Reinstatement

Students reinstated (with Academic Probation status) after suspension must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA for the term to be eligible for continued enrollment at OSU. Students may benefit from letter grades to meet the GPA requirement. It can be advantageous for students to keep assigned letter grades of C or higher to achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or above.

Students who only take Pass/No Credit (P/N) or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grades will need to earn at least 50% of the credits as P and/or S. Failure to do so will result in Academic Suspension because the term GPA was not 2.0 or higher. With a 0.0 GPA and all N or U grades, there is no academic standing to calculate for the current term and a lack of demonstration of academic improvement; therefore, it defaults to the previous term’s standing or the academic standing calculation protocol. 

Contact your academic advisor prior to opting for P/N or S/U grade options.

For information on Academic Standing, visit the Grades, Honor Roll, & Academic Standing page.