Washington State University

Center for Advising and Career Development

Academic Deficiency and Reinstatement

Referencing Academic Regulations 38, 39 and 40

Rule 38: Undergraduate students whose semester (excluding summer) 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. Students are placed on probation after reinstatement. Certified majors on academic probation may be decertified by the academic department.

Rule 39: Undergraduate 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. Dismissed individuals will also not be able to seek status as a 'non-degree seeking student.'


Current Students

You are considered to be a current student if you were enrolled in classes during the Spring 2014 semester.

Former Students

You are considered a former student if you have been away from WSU for more than one semester. The Summer 2014-Fall 2014 Former Student application is available now and is due by July 28th, 2014.


Former Student Application is now closed.
Please apply for Spring 2015 when our application opens on October 1st, 2014.

Have Questions?

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Center for Advising and Career Development
Lighty Student Services Building, Room 180 • 509-335-6000 • cacd@wsu.edu