Academic Programs Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Readmission after Academic Recess or Dismissal

After Academic Recess

The recessed student is normally allowed a second chance to demonstrate satisfactory academic performance. Therefore, the student may apply for readmission to be effective at the conclusion of the specified period of recess. The student may be required to submit a report of activities during the period of recess. The report may be used as one kind of evidence regarding readiness to return. If the student has attended another institution while on recess, they must submit an official transcript and have earned at least a 2.00 grade–point average (GPA), or its equivalent, to be considered for readmission.

After Academic Dismissal

Academic dismissal does not imply future readmission nor does it mean the person is forever barred from enrollment at Michigan State University. After a period of at least two years, a student dismissed for academic reasons may apply for readmission.  The applicant must be prepared to submit evidence of growth in maturity and responsibility indicative of capacity to perform university-level work. Declarations of good intentions are not sufficient. Each application will be considered on its merits. If the student has attended another institution while on dismissal, the student must submit an official transcript to be considered for readmission.

For additional information, see Readmission Procedure in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog.