Dismissal Decisions

Academic dismissal is usually the consequence of ongoing academic and/or personal issues. Many students need time to improve the situations that led to these difficulties. The Faculty Petition Board often requires students to enroll elsewhere and earn a minimum GPA and number of credits before applying again. After time away, students return to UMD with stronger confidence. Building on this momentum, most students complete their coursework and attain a degree. In some situations, it is in the student's best interest to pursue a degree elsewhere.

Students who have been academically dismissed must complete a reenrollment application at: Reenrollment Overview. Your application will be reviewed by an anonymous Faculty Petition Board and a decision will typically be rendered in four to six weeks. If you were dismissed following a fall semester and apply by the appropriate deadline, the review process is accelerated and you will receive a decision prior to the start of the spring semester. The submission of the application preserves your schedule for the following semester until a decision has been rendered. Below is a list of possible reenrollment decisions.

Possible Reenrollment Decisions

Student must earn 12 credits in one semester with a minimum 2.50 semester GPA and no D, F, or W grades at a regionally accredited institution other than the University of Maryland. Students need to submit a new reinstatement application with their official transcript sent to the Student Success Office.
Student must earn a total of 24 transferable credits with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and no D, F, or W grades at a regionally accredited institution other than the University of Maryland. Students must earn at least 12 of the 24 credits in one semester with a minimum 2.50 semester GPA. Students need to submit a new reinstatement application with their official transcript sent to the Student Success Office.
Student must remain away for 1 semester. Students need to submit an updated semester academic plan signed by a college advisor with their new reinstatement application. The plan can be attached to the application or submitted to the Student Success Office.
Student must remain away for 2 semesters. Students need to submit an updated semester academic plan signed by a college advisor with their new reinstatement application. The plan can be attached to the application or submitted to the Student Success Office.
Student is allowed to return to UMD.
Student is not allowed to complete degree at UMD.

If you have additional questions about the reinstatement process please read the FAQs.

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