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Readmission Procedures

The faculty of Purdue University establishes academic PROB (probation) and DROP standards. No student is placed on academic DROP status without first being placed on academic probation. Academic standards are published in the current issue of University Regulations. University Regulations can be viewed online at: http://www.purdue.edu/univregs/index.html.

Purdue University students placed on DROP status are not eligible to enroll at the West Lafayette campus or any of the Purdue regional campuses until they have successfully completed the readmission process. This does not preclude a student from enrolling at post-secondary institutions other than Purdue, but admission and transfer standards vary from institution to institution.

Students on DROP status who wish to be considered for readmission to Purdue after a required lay-out period are strongly encouraged to take credit courses elsewhere. All students on DROP status should carefully explore admissions criteria at institutions of their choice. Also, students who wish to transfer credits to Purdue should consult with Purdue's Office of Credit Evaluation, located in the Office of Admissions on the ground floor of Schleman Hall (phone 765-494-1776). Additionally, applicants need to be aware of the grade replacement policy. Courses cannot be taken as transfer credit at another institution to replace a grade received at Purdue, although you may receive credit for the courses.  Repeating courses at a Purdue regional campus is not considered as transfer credit. Applicants are encouraged to discuss repeating courses at another institution with their academic advisor at Purdue prior to enrolling in classes elsewhere.

Readmission is a process a student can pursue after having been dropped for academic deficiencies. Readmission is neither automatic nor guaranteed for any applicant for any academic term. Each of the Purdue University campus sites (Calumet, Fort Wayne, North Central, and IUPUI) administers its own readmission procedure.

At the West Lafayette campus, all degree-seeking students who have been placed on DROP status will receive from the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) an email about the readmission process. At West Lafayette, the ODOS coordinates all the administrative responsibilities associated with the readmission process for the faculty. It is the faculty Committee on Scholastic Delinquencies and Readmissions (CSDR), however, that determines readmission acceptance or denial for each applicant. The Dean of Students chairs the CSDR but votes only if there is a tie vote among the other members on the committee. (See CSDR Operating Policies and Procedures)

After being notified of his/her DROP status, a degree-seeking student who desires to be considered for readmission should begin the process by watching the Readmission Videos and reading the information on the Readmission Web page.  Non-degree seeking students placed on DROP status must contact the Office of Admissions at (765) 494-1776 to initiate the readmission process. (Degree-seeking students placed on DROP status are not eligible to apply for non-degree status.)


BEGINNING THE READMISSION PROCESS

To begin the readmission process, degree-seeking students should begin by watching the Readmission Videos.  

The purpose of the readmission videos is to assist the student in understanding the readmission process and to explore important information in the following areas:

  • The academic school at Purdue to which the student desires readmission and a contact person for that school.
  • Availability of career counseling, particularly if the student is not certain of a major.
  • Course work currently in progress or under consideration at an institution other than Purdue University.
  • Deadlines for testing, encumbrance removal and application receipt prior to any given academic term.
  • Application fee ($100.00 US, nonrefundable).

The videos can be viewed multiple times until the process is clearly understood.

Following the videos, review all the information on the Readmission Website to make sure all parts of the process are understood.  There are several links to helpful information.  Students can call 765-494-1747 if they have reviewed the web information and still have questions.

 

An online application for readmission must be completed no later than the deadline listed below for the corresponding semester or academic session of choice.


Academic session desired for readmission

Application Deadline

Summer Session (modules one, two and three)

April 1st

Fall Semester

July 1st

Spring Semester

November 1st

There is a purpose for these deadlines! The process of reviewing an application takes four to eight weeks after it is submitted, depending on the availability of school committees, school evaluators, speed of campus mail, complications with an application, and scheduled reviews by the Committee on Scholastic Delinquencies and Readmission. Some applications may be tabled by the CSDR, subjecting them to further review pending receipt of additional information. (For example, the CSDR may want to review final grades received in courses taken elsewhere before making a final decision, or the committee may want to see evidence of a medical condition that factored into one's lack of academic progress and subsequent DROP status.) In most instances after an application has been "tabled," readmission decisions are not made until a day or two before the term begins for which the applicant has applied. Also, every effort is made to review applications in the order in which they are received in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Therefore, applications cannot be submitted past the appropriate deadline. Also, if an encumbrance or application fee is not paid by the appropriate deadline listed above, the application for readmission will not be reviewed.

The application is available online and supporting documents in electronic format (letters of recommendation, etc.) may be attached to the online application.  Paper documents may be sent to the following address:

COMMITTEE ON SCHOLASTIC DELINQUENCIES AND READMISSION
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
SCHLEMAN HALL, ROOM 207
475 STADIUM MALL DRIVE
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907-2050

Please direct any general questions about the readmission process to (765) 494-1747. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students if you are unable to use the online application and payment process.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT READMISSION PROCEDURES

As a degree seeking student who has been dropped from the University because of poor grades, you are urged to evaluate carefully your interests, abilities, and goals. If you wish to return to Purdue, the Committee on Scholastic Delinquencies and Readmissions (CSDR) recommends that you consider the following ways to strengthen your application:

  • Evaluate your academic goals realistically; seek career counseling and testing if uncertainty about an academic major is a problem.
  • Complete at least 12 academically relevant credit hours at another accredited institution; grades of C or better with no D, F, or W grades are likely to receive more favorable consideration when applying for readmission. Some Purdue programs require taking course work elsewhere after being dropped. Check with your school. Also, applicants need to be aware of the grade replacement policy. Courses cannot be taken as transfer credit at another institution to replace a grade received at Purdue, although you may receive credit for the courses.  Repeating courses at a Purdue regional campus is not considered as transfer credit. Applicants are encouraged to discuss repeating courses at another institution with their academic advisor at Purdue prior to enrolling in classes elsewhere.
  • Establish academic credit through online or correspondence courses.
  • Improve reading and study skills.
  • Establish a satisfactory employment record.

You should be aware that readmission is not automatic. Space in many academic programs is limited and in many cases closed to readmission students. Therefore, readmission requirements are stringent. Please consult with the school in which you are seeking readmission in case desired schools or programs are closed.

It may take 6 - 8 weeks from the time you submit an application until you receive a reply from the Committee on Scholastic Delinquencies and Readmissions.  So, it is in your best interest to complete the items on the Readmission Checklist and submit your application as early as possible.

 

FIRST DROP

SECOND DROP

Layout

At least one semester
(summer sessions not included)

At least two semesters (summer sessions not included)

How to begin readmission process

Review all information on the Readmission Web Page and complete the items on the Readmission Checklist.

Same as first drop

When to begin readmission process

NOW - It is very important to start the process soon. Your application review could take 6 - 8 weeks. You may also need time to contact school/program representatives, take courses elsewhere, and explore options

Same as first drop.

Application and encumbrance removal deadlines

Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: November 1
Summer session: April 1
If you apply close to the application deadline, you may have limited time to make all the necessary arrangements for the semester you have requested.

All deadlines same as first drop

Transcripts of completed course work at other institutions

Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: November 1
Summer session: April 1

All deadlines same as first drop

Counseling and testing

Optional

Optional

Deadlines for Voluntary Testing

Voluntary Testing must be finished by:
Fall semester: 6/1
Spring semester: 10/1
Summer session: 3/1

Voluntary testing deadlines same as first drop

Stipulations if approved for readmission

15 credit hour maximum; (9 credit hour maximum in summer session); 2.0 semester index; School may stipulate and monitor specific courses.

All stipulations same as first drop

If you are considering applying for readmission or if you wish to explore other educational options, a staff member in the Office of the Dean of Students is available to help you. Please call (765) 494-1747 to discuss specific situations.

Information if you have been approved for readmission

Financial Aid: Students readmitted to the University and planning to apply for financial aid are required to appeal to the Division of Financial Aid (DFA) Review Committee for an exception to the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy. Note, this is a separate appeal process from the readmission application process. You should discuss the SAP appeal process with a DFA counselor in Schleman Hall, Room 305 or at (765) 494-5050.

Stipulations/conditions for ALL students
if approved for Readmission

  • Readmitted on probation.
  • 15 credit hours maximum for fall/spring semesters or 9 credit hours maximum for summer sessions.
  • 2.0 semester index
  • School may stipulate and monitor specific courses
  • Maintain University-mandated minimum cumulative GPA for a student on probation with your classification. (See University Regulations for details on minimum cumulative GPA requirements by classification; http://www.purdue.edu/univregs/index.html.

Revised 1/3/2011