Reinstatement

Washington State University (WSU) expects students to make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree objectives. Undergraduate students are in good academic standing if both their current WSU semester and cumulative grade point averages are 2.00 or above. Students not meeting these requirements are considered academically deficient.

Please select one of the following options (Former or Current Tri-Cities Student)

Current Students

The Current Student reinstatement application for Spring 2016 is closed.

Former Students

→ I have not attended WSU for one semester or more. The last time I was enrolled, my semester and/or cumulative grade point average was below a 2.0.

The Former Student reinstatement application for Summer/Fall 2016 is open.

Current Student Application

 

Former Student Application

Rule 38

Explanation of Rule 38

Undergraduate students whose semester (excluding summer session) or cumulative grade point average drops below a 2.0 for the first time must apply for reinstatement to continue their enrollment at Washington State University. Students are placed on academic probation after reinstatement. Certified majors on academic probation may be decertified by the academic department.

Rule 39

Explanation of Rule 39

Undergraduate students are dismissed from the university after the third semester (excluding summer session) in which the cumulative grade point average is below 2.0. Individuals who are dismissed from the university may not enroll in courses at WSU, including online and courses on any WSU campus, for two full academic semesters. Dismissed individuals will also not be able to seek status as a “non-degree seeking student.”

Rule 40

Rule 40

Former students may seek reinstatement after two semesters by completing the academic reinstatement petition process. Former students petitioning for academic reinstatement must, as part of the reinstatement petition process, provide documentation that demonstrates potential for academic success at WSU. If seeking reinstatement after more than two semesters, former students must also apply for readmission to the university through the Office of Admissions. All academic coursework from other institutions completed during dismissed status must be documented and official transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Rule 38

An undergraduate (undeclared or certified major) who at the end of any one semester has failed to maintain a 2.00 semester and/or cumulative grade point average is considered academically deficient. WSU Tri-Cities students must complete an application and an interview through the Reinstatement office on the Tri-Cities campus.

1. Complete Application

Complete a Current Student Application for Continued Enrollment

  • Print and sign.  Completed application is taken to the WSUTC Cashier’s office for payment prior to reinstatement appointment.

Applications for Continued Enrollment must be typed.
Handwritten applications will not be accepted.For best results, save the application to your computer and fill out the downloaded PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader is available for free at get.adobe.com/reader.The document will be made available again during the next application window for current student reinstatement.

2. Write a Personal Statement

Your Personal Statement must include the following information:

  • Student name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
  • Student ID number
  • Date and semester/year applying for
  • Page numbers to include total number of pages
  • Print one copy, to bring with your application

Personal Statements must be typed.
Handwritten Personal Statements will not be accepted.

3. Provide Documentation (if applicable)

Any information you provide in your personal statement, you may provide documentation for. For example, if serious illness prevented you from successfully completing the semester, provide documentation that you are healthy enough to return to school. Any documentation you provide needs to be official.

4. Pay Application Fees

Pay application fee prior to your scheduled seminar. Check with student accounts on open times.

5. Schedule a continuing enrollment meeting

A continuing enrollment meeting is required for all Rule 38 students.

By appointment only contact your advisor. Click here for advisor information

Rule 39

Undergraduate students are dismissed from the university after the third semester (excluding summer session) in which the cumulative grade point average is below 2.0. Individuals who are dismissed from the university may not enroll in courses at WSU, including online and courses on any WSU campus, for two full academic semesters. Dismissed individuals will also not be able to seek status as a “non-degree seeking student.”Rule 40. Former students may seek reinstatement after two semesters by completing the academic reinstatement petition process. Former students petitioning for academic reinstatement must, as part of the reinstatement petition process, provide documentation that demonstrates potential for academic success at WSU. If seeking reinstatement after more than two semesters, former students must also apply for readmission to the university through the Office of Admissions. All academic coursework from other institutions completed during dismissed status must be documented and official transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions.

If you have any questions about the reinstatement process, please contact us at 509-372-7358 or reinstatement@tricity.wsu.edu.

If you have tuition payment questions, please contact Kathy Harper in Student Accounts at 509-372-7498.

I have not attended WSU for one semester or more. The last semester I was enrolled, my semester and/or cumulative grade point average was below a 2.00.

Apply for admission to WSU

If you were out of the University for two semesters or more, not including summer, you need to apply for admission as a Former Student to Washington State University Tri-Cities.If you have only been out of school for one semester (can include summer), you do not need to reapply to WSU.

Request transcripts

If you have taken classes at another institution since attending WSU or are currently enrolled at another institution, you will need to submit official transcripts to the Office of Reinstatement. Official transcripts for grades earned at other institutions and progress reports for currently enrolled classes must be sent or hand delivered to the Office of Reinstatement before a decision can be reached.

WSU Tri-Cities
Office of Reinstatement, West 269
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354

You may also need to send a final official transcript to the Office of Admissions.
If you have not taken classes at another institution since attending WSU, you do not need to provide transcripts.

Complete Application and Personal Statement

Complete a Former Student Application for Reinstatement and a Personal Statement. Your Personal Statement must include the following information:

  • Student name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
  • Student ID number
  • Date and semester/year

Applications for Reinstatement and Personal Statement must be typed.

Handwritten Reinstatement Applications and Personal Statements will not be accepted.

For best results, save the application to your computer and fill out the downloaded PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader is available for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
Download the Former/Returning Student Reinstatement application.

Provide Documentation

You may provide documentation to support your personal statement. For example, if serious illness prevented you from successfully completing the semester, provide documentation that you are healthy enough to return to school. Any documentation you provide needs to be official.

Students who have been out for four years or more – Forgiveness Rule

If you have been out of WSU for four or more years, you may request Academic Forgiveness, (Rule 43).  Please read the regulation to determine if Rule 43 is beneficial to you (you may wish to consult your advisor). If you decide you would like to apply under Rule 43, you will need to include your request for Rule 43 with your Reinstatement Application and Personal Statement.  Your request for Rule 43 may only be submitted with your Reinstatement Application. Rule 43. Former WSU students, dismissed under any academic deficiency rule, who have not been enrolled at WSU for four years or more may request at the time that they apply for readmission and reinstatement that all previous WSU work be disregarded. This includes all credits and grade points earned. Once the student is officially enrolled following the first day of the term, the student’s transcript will be marked to indicate that the previous work is not considered as credit earned. After completion of 15 semester hours of course work with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher at WSU, the student may petition to restore credits earned in courses graded C or better. If approved, only the courses and credit, not grades or grade points, will be restored. Requests for reinstatement and petitions for credit restoration for former WSU students will be considered by the Review Board in the Center for Advising and Career Development on the Pullman campus, WSU Online, or designated office on other campuses. If you wish to consult your advisor, visit the advising website for contact information: Academic Advising.

Make an appointment for a reinstatement interview

Call 509-372-7358 to schedule your appointment.

Submit your documents

Bring your application for reinstatement, personal statement, documentation (if applicable), transcripts (if applicable) and pay your fee at the Students Accounts Office for payment just prior to your interview.

Application Fees:
Rule 38 – $50.00 (first time deficient)
Rule 39 – $75.00 (second or subsequent time deficient)
You can pay by cash, check, money order or credit card.    For questions, please contact Student Accounts.

WSU Tri-Cities
Student Accounts, East 254
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA  99354
509-372-7498

If you have financial aid questions after going through this application process, please contact Student Financial Services:
finaid@tricity.wsu.edu
509-372-7228

Notification of Decision

You will receive your reinstatement conditions at the time of interview.

Your personal statement is crucial in considering your application for reinstatement to the University. Without a complete and thorough personal statement it will not be possible to give your application complete consideration. Refer to Guidelines for Writing the Personal Statement.

Please respond to each of the following, as they apply, in a separate document. Handwritten Personal Statements will not be accepted.

  1. Why were you academically deficient in your last semester at WSU?
  2. What is your plan to be successful in future semesters?
  3. Talk about the major you are planning to pursue and give an understanding of your major requirements.
  4. If you are close to graduating, discuss your future goals and how they relate to your major.

 

General Guidelines

  • The personal statement must be completed by the reinstatement applicant. It must be typed. Handwritten personal statements will not be accepted.
  • Carefully compose and proofread your personal statement. The quality of your writing, organization, content, spelling, punctuation, and grammar are important in presenting your strongest possible case for reinstatement.
  • When writing your answers, declarations of good intentions are not sufficient. Read the suggestions below to help you write strong answers to each question on the reinstatement application.
  • The recommended length for your personal statement is two to three typed pages.

 

Personal Statement Questions and Suggestions for Answers

Read the suggestions below for information that can be included in your answers. Discuss the items that relate to your situation. You are not limited to these suggestions, nor do you need to address all of the suggestions listed. Provide the information that helps you make your strongest case for reinstatement.

  • Clearly state the challenges you encountered this semester.
  • Discuss obligations you had during the previous semester that impacted your grades. You may include in your personal statement a discussion of circumstances (such as personal or family illness, familial or cultural barriers, work and financial issues, or other factors) that may have affected your academic record. Discuss the options you considered in the decisions you made regarding these personal circumstances.
  • Discuss your class attendance and participation, as well as any additional resources you used.
  • For International Students: Discuss any special challenges you faced while studying at WSU.
  • Explain how your circumstances have changed to allow you to be successful. Continuing personal issues may need to be resolved before you will be able to be academically successful.
  • Review your previous academic record (including grades or test scores) and note items that are an accurate predictor of your future academic performance. Discuss why you believe you are now academically prepared to be successful at WSU Tri-Cities. Describe your plan to be consistently successful at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
  • Discuss your plans to improve your class attendance, number of hours per week you feel you need necessary to study outside of class and support services that might be helpful. Be specific.
  • Discuss changes you have made to your life style that will allow you to be more successful in the future.
  • For International Students: Describe your plan to overcome any special challenges.
  • Explain why you chose your current major, and how you plan to be academically successful in this major. If you have changed your intended major, discuss why. Consider your academic strengths and weaknesses as they relate to your major.
  • Consult the WSU Catalog online for requirements for each major. Also visit the web site for your intended major and review the information available. You should also review a DARS report for your proposed major.
  • Be sure you have a clear understanding of the requirements for your major. Does your major have selective requirements for certification? Address how you plan to meet those selective requirements.
  • If you need to repeat classes for your major, it is very important that you explain how you will now successfully complete those classes.
  • If you are certified in your major, consider including a letter of support from your major department and/or your advisor. You may be decertified by the department if you are academically deficient under any regulation.