Reinstatement at the Undergraduate Level After Dismissal

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Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Responsible VP: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date: August 2013
Last Revision Date:
Last Review Date:
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

Students may appeal their first dismissal from the College for poor academic performance.




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Policy Procedures

Brockport does allow dismissed students to appeal their first dismissal. A faculty/staff committee organized by the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs handles this appeal. Dismissed students will receive information about appeals with their letters of dismissal. A student who successfully appeals an academic dismissal and who is allowed to return for the next regular semester is called a reinstated student. In the case of reinstated students, no readmissions decision is required and no forgiveness policy (recalculation of GPA) is applied to the academic record. Reinstated students must bring the cumulative GPA to a minimum 2.0 during the reinstatement semester or they will be dismissed again.

If a student does not return for the approved reinstatement semester or returns to the College and then separates from the College for any reason (failing to complete the reinstatement semester), the College will return the student to dismissal status. It will then be another two regular semesters (Special Sessions, winter or summer to not count) before the student can apply for readmission to the College.

Note: The "automatic reinstatement" practice allowing reinstatement without appeal has been terminated. After Fall 2012, all students dismissed for academic reasons must file an appeal of academic dismissal with the Office of the Vice Provost if they wish to make a case for reinstatement.

Note: The degree requirements that were in effect at the time of the reinstated student's original admission remain in effect after reinstatement. However, if the student is returned to dismissal status and is subsequently readmitted, the student will be subject to the degree requirements in effect during the semester of readmission.

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History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date August 2016 Three year review
Adoption Date August 2013 Policy Adopted


Last Updated 10/27/20

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