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Academic Reinstatement

Once a student is disqualified, s/he may petition to be reinstated to the University. Reinstatement must be based upon evidence that the causes of previous low achievement have been removed. Reinstatement will be approved only if the student is able to provide compelling evidence of her/his ability to complete the degree. Petitions are reviewed by the Office of the Dean of the college in which the student's major is housed.

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 admission eligibility. 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. Reinstated students in this situation may consider Open University as an option to take courses. 

Reinstated students may only resume their academic career at CSUSM if both clearances are granted.

It is the student's responsibility to understand CSUSM's Academic Reinstatement guidelines, requirements and process. Please read the Reinstatement Guide thouroughly prior to submitting a Petition for Reinstatement.


Petitions must be submitted online using the Petition for Reinstatement Form by 11:59pm PST on one of the following dates:

Fall Reinstatement: May 1*
Spring Reinstatement: October 31

The Fall 2017 Reistatement petition submission deadline is now closed. Students who have submitted their petitions on time and have been asked to supply additional documentation may use the "Additional Documentation Submission" link below.


Reinstatement Guide
Student Progress Report


Reinstatement Petition Form 
Additional Documentation Submission