A student who has been placed on Exclusion 1 (E1) may apply for readmission to Georgia Southern University after remaining out for one year (three semesters). After a subsequent Exclusion 2 (E2), a student may apply for readmission after remaining out for three years. A former student application should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for the semester readmission is desired. A student will have to be approved for Academic Renewal (please see below) to be readmitted.
Go to online Former Student Application.
Readmission Appeal Instructions
A student that has been placed on Exclusion may appeal by submitting a Re-Admission appeal form clearly stating the basis for an appeal. The appeal will be considered by the Academic Standards Committee.
A Readmission appeal form should be submitted as soon as possible but must be received in the Registrar’s Office before the end of the work day (5:00 pm) before the meeting date. Individuals failing to satisfy the deadline may submit their appeal for the following term. You must appeal online. Please refer to the Readmission Appeal Instructions below.
Academic Standings Committee Meeting Dates
- January 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
- January 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
- May 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
- May 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
- June 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
- August 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
- August 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Appeals – University Policy
A student will be allowed no more than one approved appeal to the Academic Standards Committee or Dean of a student’s college.
Exceptions to this policy are granted very infrequently and only in cases where the student can demonstrate extraordinary circumstances at the time the academic difficulty was first encountered. Examples of extraordinary circumstances might include: chronic illness, accident, or catastrophic event. These circumstances must be documented. If a student has a poor academic history throughout the student’s enrollment, one isolated extraordinary circumstance may not be viewed as an adequate reason for approving an appeal. Such circumstances as “working too many hours” or “personal problems” or “I know now that I have to get serious about my studies” are normally not sufficient reasons for an exception to minimum standards being granted. If you believe that your situation is unique and truly involves “extraordinary circumstances,” then you may petition the Academic Standards Committee for an appeal of your case by completing a Readmission Appeal form.
The Academic Standards Committee will consider your appeal based upon the information you submit on the Readmission Appeal form. The Committee will not interview students; therefore, it is necessary to be thorough. If you would like to provide any medical or supporting documents to go with your appeal, please fax them to (912) 478-5439 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the Committee has reviewed your appeal, you will be notified of the results via your Georgia Southern email. If your appeal is denied by the Academic Standards Committee, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the dean of his or her college to arrange an appointment to discuss their readmission appeal. The dean has the authority to override the Academic Standards Committee’s decision as long as you have not have a previous approved appeal.
Readmission Appeal Form
Your appeal must be received in the Registrar’s Office before the end of the work day (5:00pm) before the meeting day. Please see the meeting dates at the top of the webpage.
To determine if you are eligible to appeal for financial aid you should contact the Financial Aid Department at (912) 478-5413 and ask to speak with your Financial Aid Counselor. If you are eligible to appeal, please be aware that you are responsible for the payment of your fees by the fee payment deadline. If your appeal is approved, you will be reimbursed with your financial aid after the term begins.
Requirement After Readmission
Following any academic dismissal and a subsequent readmission, a student will be allowed to continue a maximum of three semesters of enrollment if his/her total institution GPA remains below 2.0.
A student may repeat any course and the most recent grade becomes the official grade for the course even if the most recent grade is lower. In computing the total institution GPA, beginning Fall 2007, all grades will be included in the calculation. The total institution GPA will be used to determine academic standing and graduation GPA requirements.
Attending Other Colleges and Universities
The University cannot request another institution to accept a student during any period of ineligibility at Georgia Southern University.