Apply for Reinstatement

Before completing the online application, please review the following instructions.

Application Type

When completing the application, you will be asked to select an application type.

Reinstatement After Dismissal

If you were academically dismissed at the conclusion of the most recent semester, select "Reinstatement after dismissal."

Reinstatement After Previous Dismissal

If one or more semesters have passed since you were academically dismissed, select "Reinstatement after previous dismissal."

To Apply

  1. Students will be required to use their directory ID and password to log into the readmission/reinstatement application.
  2. Students who do not have an active directory ID and password must contact the Division of Information Technology helpdesk at 301-405-1500 or visit: to set up their credentials.

Written Statement

Reinstatement applicants must submit a written statement as a part of the reinstatement application. The written statement must include answers to the questions listed below.

  1. What issues contributed to your academic dismissal from your last semester at the University of Maryland?
  2. What steps have you taken to resolve these issues?

Tips for Writing Your Written Statement

The written statement serves as your opportunity to present the Faculty Petition Board with information that will be included in the review of your application.

  • - Be direct and honest
  • - Provide specifics without including lengthy details
  • - Proofread carefully
  • - Be patient for a response

Written Statement Checklist

We recommend using the following checklist when writing or reviewing your written statement.

  1. My statement reflects that I have carefully considered whether or not I am ready to return.

    Both academic dismissal and withdrawal are usually the consequence of ongoing academic and/or personal issues. Many students need time to improve the situations that led to these difficulties. This especially applies to fall dismissals because of the short period between fall and spring semesters.

  2. My statement is honest and realistic.

    Demonstrate that you are sincere in both your analysis of your difficulties and your desire to return.

  3. My statement shows that I take responsibility for my role in my dismissal or withdrawal.

    There are many reasons that lead to dismissal or the decision to withdraw. While your situation may be unique and complex, the Faculty Petition Board has read a wide range of explanations and appreciates a direct statement that shows maturity and humility. If you are not in good academic standing, it is important that you explain why and outline how you will become a more successful student.

  4. My statement is an appropriate length.

    Provide enough information to answer the questions, but donít be long-winded. The best written statements are concise and get to the point. Each question is answered in at least a paragraph or two, but not longer than one page.

  5. Where necessary, my statement has specific details.

    For example, if you were dismissed because you did not put enough effort into your classes, it is not sufficient to write, ďIíll try harder and study more.Ē Provide details about what steps you have taken or intend to take to remedy the situation that led to your dismissal. If you withdrew for personal reasons, please be brief in describing your situation and why you believe you are now in a better position to return to your education.

  6. My statement shows that I am familiar with the dismissal/withdrawal policies of the University of Maryland and that I understand I am asking for an exception to University policy.

    Read available information on dismissal or withdrawal. Dismissal students should use the GPA calculator to determine what semester grades are necessary to raise their cumulative GPA to at least a 2.00.

  7. My statement does not make assumptions or demands.

    Do not assume that you will be reinstated because you have been in the past, or because you believe you provided a good enough reason for your difficulties. We understand that you are eager to get a response, but please try to be patient. You should anticipate that the Faculty Petition Board reviews many applications and it takes time to make an appropriate decision.

  8. I did not copy and paste a previous written statement.

    The best statements demonstrate progress and are specific to your situation at the time of writing.

  9. My statement has been proofread.

    Be careful to avoid spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.

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