Academic Reinstatement WSU Tri-Cities

Current Students


APPLICATION PERIOD Continuing to Fall semester 2016: The application deadline is July 29, 2016.

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 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.Click here for Tips for Completing the Personal Statement

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.
Application Fees:
Rule 38 (first time deficient): $50.00 non-refundable You can pay by cash, check, money order or credit card. Make checks payable to WSU. Click here for Reinstatement Credit Card Information. For questions, please contact Student Accounts.

WSU Tri-Cities
Student Accounts, East 254
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354
 Cashier hours 1-5 p.m.

*Reinstatement application is not complete until payment is made.

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

Bring your application for continued enrollment and personal statement to your continuing enrollment meeting. Academic deficiency holds will not be released until the reinstatement fee has been paid and you have attended the continuing enrollment meeting.

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

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