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Dismissal from the University

Students who remain on probation for two quarters may be dismissed from the university for unsatisfactory academic performance. Also, students enrolled in study skills classes who do not successfully complete more than one half of their developmental course work over a period of three quarters will be subject to dismissal. Dismissal action is taken by the chief academic officer of the college, school, or division to which the students are assigned, in consultation with the head of the respective program unit or the academic advisor. In taking dismissal action, the academic officer will generally consider the student's progress toward meeting degree requirements, as well as overall academic performance.

Notice of dismissal from the university will be sent directly to the student by the chief academic officer of the college, school, or division to which that student is assigned.


Students who have been dismissed will not be permitted to enroll for any courses at the university for a full calendar year (four consecutive quarters, including summer quarter). Readmission is not automatic. After a period of dismissal, students must submit an application and petition for readmission. Readmission petition forms may be obtained from, and must be submitted through, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Readmission petitions are reviewed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in consultation with the chief academic officer of the appropriate college or division. Readmitted students are continued on mandatory advising. Students who are readmitted following academic dismissal may be subject to special requirements to remove academic deficiencies as determined appropriate by the college, school, or division.

Readmission under Fresh Start Policy

An undergraduate student who re-enrolls in the university after an absence of three or more years (12 consecutive quarters) may request the university to recalculate the cumulative grade point average and hours earned during the period of previous residency. This application must be made through the dean or director of the studentís enrollment unit.

If the application is approved, all courses taken remain on the permanent record; however, only those courses with grades of A, B, C, or P are counted for credit. No other grades are counted for credit as hours toward graduation or as meeting either university general education requirements or program requirements.

If the application is approved, the student resumes an academic program with no cumulative grade point average for the period to which the Fresh Start applies. For the purposes of scholastic action and advising, however, the student initially is assigned to the same scholastic standing as when he/she last attended the university. Thereafter, the student is subject to the conditions of probation and dismissal that govern all students.

Under the provisions of this rule, a student must be re-enrolled before graduation for a minimum of forty-five quarter credit hours and three academic quarters after the Fresh Start has been applied to the academic record.

All courses ever taken at the university will be used in the calculation of the cumulative point-hour ratio required for the purpose of determining graduation with Honors.

A student is eligible for only one Fresh Start at the undergraduate level.

Students who have earned a baccalaureate or an associate degree from Wright State University are not eligible for the Fresh Start at the undergraduate level.
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