In order to be considered for reinstatement to CI, a disqualified student must demonstrate improvement in academic performance by completing additional coursework at another institution or through Open University at CI. 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 the petition for reinstatement no later than three 3 weeks before the beginning of the semester that the student intends to return.

The Academic Appeals Board will only consider the petition for reinstatement of 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 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 (students not granted reinstatement may reapply in future terms but may not appeal decisions). 

Petition for Reinstatement -Forms and Deadlines

Deadline for Petition for Reinstatement for Spring 2015:

4:00 p.m. Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Emailed submissions MUST be in Word Doc or PDF format only. No photographs of forms will be accepted.  Appeals only postmarked by the deadline but received after the deadlines will not be accepted. Completed forms are due to: 

David Daniels
Bell Tower West Room 2199
(805) 437-3709

Petition for Reinstatement Form:

Petition for Reinstatement, (MS Word, 163KB)

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 reenroll 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.