In order to be considered for reinstatement to CI, a disqualified student must demonstrate improvement in academic performance by completing additional coursework through Open University at CI, or at another institution. All classes taken must be applicable for degree credit at CI. After eliminating the grade-point deficiency, the student may petition the Academic Appeals Board for reinstatement. The student must submit a petition for reinstatement no later than three 3 weeks before the first day of class of the semester that the student intends to return - please see the form and FAQ section below, along with the current filing deadline.

The Academic Appeals Board will only consider the petition for reinstatement from students who have remained outside of the University for at least one regular semester (Fall or Spring) after their dismissal.

Students seeking reinstatement must demonstrate improvement in academic performance; the recommended approach is to successfully complete coursework at CI through Open University (completing coursework at other institutions can be evidence of academic improvement, but will not improve a student’s GPA deficit in work required for graduation at CI). The Academic Appeal Board evaluates petitions to determine whether there has been sufficient academic improvement and whether the student has demonstrated that he or she is likely to graduate from CI if reinstated.

Students not granted reinstatement may reapply in future terms, but may not appeal decisions. Students who are disqualified, reinstated, and become disqualified a second time will not be granted a second reinstatement. Negative decisions by the Academic Appeals Board regarding reinstatement are final.


Petition for Reinstatement - Forms and Deadlines

Deadline for Petition for Reinstatement to CI in Spring 2017 semester:

December 2, 2016

Emailed submissions MUST be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. No photographs of forms will be accepted.  Appeals sent by physical mail but received after the deadline will not be accepted, regardless of postmark date.

Petition for Reinstatement Form:

Petition for Reinstatement, (MS Word, 163KB)

Completed forms are due to: 

David Daniels
Bell Tower West Room 2199

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The Petition for Reinstatement form mentions a typewritten letter, what is this and how is it normally completed?

The letter for reinstatement is your opportunity to explain the circumstances of your disqualification and to demonstrate your subsequent academic progress to the Academic Appeals Board. It is typically 1-2 pages in length, typewritten in Microsoft Word (PDF files are also accepted). General topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • the circumstances leading to your disqualification
  • what has changed since you became disqualified
  • how you have improved your academic record since being away from CI for at least one regular semester (Fall or Spring)
  • what you will do at CI in the future to maintain a good academic standing

Students should clearly and persuasively articulate their arguments for returning to CI.  Students should be aware that improvement in their CI GPA (generally to a level of 2.0 or higher) is a significant consideration for the committee.  Students need to provide appropriate documentation to support their claims.

The Petition for Reinstatement form also mentions supporting documentation, what are some examples of this?

When submitting your Petition for Reinstatement, be sure to include any supporting documentation that is relevant to the committee decision about your likelihood of success if you are permitted to return to CI.  Appropriate documentation may include letters or other documents from medical providers, other healthcare providers, counselors, or employers (including military), that explain circumstances related to your academic performance.  If you completed coursework at another institution during your time away from CI, please attach these transcripts.

After I submit my form, how long does it take to hear about my results?

Once all petitions for reinstatement are collected at the deadline, the Academic Appeals Board must review each appeal on a case-by-case basis. This process typically takes a week, at the end of which time the student is notified of the Board’s decision. Please note that the Board’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

Once I am notified of my results, what should I do afterwards, or whom do I contact if 1) my petition is successful or 2) my petition is unsuccessful?

You will be notified of your results via email to your myCI account from the Academic Appeals Board coordinator. 1) If your petition is successful, you will be reinstated on academic probation and will receive instructions to contact the Advising Center to remove any advising holds that may be placed on your record and to establish an academic plan and/or contract to ensure your success.  2) If your appeal is unsuccessful, you must make an appointment with the Advising Center to receive further guidance on how to raise your GPA, such as through coursework via Open University.

Where can I go for additional information?

The Advising Center offers a link that provides additional information about reinstatement to CI:

How to Get Reinstated: CI Advising Center Presentation (MS Powerpoint, 1.0MB)

The Advising Center is also offering the following workshops entitled “How to Get Reinstated”:

  • Tuesday, November 22nd at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 1st at 1:30 p.m.

Both are held in Bell Tower Room #1568, and students can RSVP at this link

What about post-baccalaureate and graduate reinstatement?

Previously disqualified students seeking reinstatement to any post baccalaureate or graduate program must apply for reinstatement to the University through the normal process and timelines identified on this page.

If approved by the Academic Appeals Board, students are granted conditional reinstatement to the University.  At that point post-baccalaureate and graduate students will have their application for reinstatement forwarded to the credential or graduate program for review and consideration.  Those programs may request additional information as part of the review process.   

Students may not re-enroll in courses within the credential or graduate program without readmission to those programs; if the student is not granted reinstatement at the program level, their conditional reinstatement is removed.  If they are granted reinstatement by the program, they may resume their enrollment in the program.  Programs may attach conditions to student reinstatement.  Please contact your specific program chair for more information on any conditions that may apply.