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Academic Reinstatement

Washington State University 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 at least 2.00 (Please note that a higher GPA may be required for certification or graduation). Students not meeting these requirements are considered academically deficient and will need to apply for reinstatement for continued enrollment.

Who needs to apply for Reinstatement?
  • Current students whose semester or cumulative GPA is below 2.0 for the first time.
  • Academically Deficient students returning who were academically deficient, dismissed or recessed before leaving WSU.
  • Reinstatement Application

The goal of the reinstatement process is to provide support and resources for WSU students to help them achieve future academic success. Through the reinstatement process, students will create a well-thought-out plan with academic goals and take the necessary steps to achieve them. Applying for reinstatement is mandatory to enroll for Fall or Spring semester. Reinstatement is NOT required for Summer enrollment.


For answers, contact 425-405-1600


Resources for students in academic difficulty

Cost of Application

  • Applying for reinstatement for the first time under Rule 38: $50.00
  • Applying for reinstatement for the second time under Rule 38: $75.00
  • Returning after being academically dismissed under Rule 39: $75.00
  • Returning after being academically dismissed under Rule 41: $75.00
  • Appealing dismissal under Rule 41: $75.00
Academic Regulations 38a, 38b, 39, and 41

Rule 38aUndergraduate 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.  

Rule 39Undergraduate 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 branch campus courses, for two full academic semesters. 

Rule 41An undergraduate student who has been reinstated after becoming deficient under Rule 38 or 39 will be on academic probation. Students on probation who fail to comply with the conditions of their probationary enrollment will be dismissed from the University.