Office of Admissions

Returning to Cleveland State

Students Who Are In Good Academic Standing
Students in good academic standing at Cleveland State who have not enrolled here for three or more consecutive semesters (including summer) and have not enrolled at another university or college can reenroll at Cleveland State by completing the Leave of Absence form or by contacting All-in-1 at 216.687.5411.

Students who interrupt their enrollment at the University for three or more consecutive semesters (including summer) must meet the University graduation requirements of the catalog in effect when they reenroll.

Students Who Were Academically Dismissed in Fall 2005 or Later
Students dismissed from the University who wish to return may petition for readmission after remaining away from Cleveland State for one calendar year. Students are eligible for readmission only once. In exceptional cases, the University Petitions Committee would review a petition for a waiver of the mandatory waiting period or a possible second readmission. Students should not assume that all petitions will be approved. Students should comply with the following readmission procedures:

  • Students who were academically dismissed from Cleveland State, but wish to return, should first schedule an appointment with an adviser in the Cleveland State college to which they are seeking entrance – this is not necessarily the college from which they were dismissed.
    • The college advisers explain readmission criteria (e.g., number of semesters of nonattendance, GPAs, course requirements, etc.).
    • Students who meet the criteria are encouraged to submit an application for reenrollment.
    • Advisers offer assistance in formulating alternative academic plans for students who do not meet the college criteria (e.g. attendance at a community college, change of major, etc.).
  • Students who have attended other institutions following dismissal from Cleveland State must submit the following directly to the Cleveland State college which they plan to enter. This information must be submitted no later than 15 working days before the first day of the semester for which readmission is requested.
    • A completed readmission petition and
    • Official transcripts from any other regionally accredited colleges or universities attended following dismissal from Cleveland State.
  • Cleveland State University's Academic Standards Committee acts on students' requests and notifies them in writing of its decisions. If approved, students will also be notified in writing of the conditions of their readmission (e.g., credit hour enrollment limits, minimum GPA, completion of specified course work, etc.).
  • Cleveland State's colleges notify the Office of the University Registrar of their decisions to approve or deny student requests.

Students Who Were Academically Dismissed in Summer 2005 or Earlier
Students dismissed from the University who wish to return may petition for readmission after remaining out of Cleveland State for at least two semesters. Students dismissed for a second or subsequent time must remain out for at least four semesters. Students should not assume that all petitions will be approved. Dismissed students may file only one petition for readmission during any semester. In exceptional cases, academic deans will act on a petition for waiver of the mandatory waiting period. Returning students should comply with the following readmission procedures:

  • Students who were academically dismissed from Cleveland State, but wish to return, should first schedule an appointment with an adviser in the Cleveland State college to which they are seeking entrance – this is not necessarily the college from which they were dismissed.
    • The college advisers explain readmission criteria (e.g., number of semesters of nonattendance, GPAs, course requirements, etc.).
    • Students who meet the criteria are encouraged to submit an application for reenrollment.
    • Advisers offer assistance in formulating alternative academic plans for students who do not meet the college criteria (e.g. attendance at a community college, change of major, etc.).
  • Students who have attended other institutions following dismissal from Cleveland State must submit the following directly to the Cleveland State college which they plan to enter. This information must be submitted no later than 15 working days before the first day of the semester for which readmission is requested.
    • A completed readmission petition and
    • Official transcripts from any other regionally accredited colleges or universities attended following dismissal from Cleveland State.
  • Cleveland State University's college petitions committees act on students' requests, and notify them in writing of their decisions. If approved, students will also be notified in writing of the conditions of their readmission (e.g., credit hour enrollment limits, minimum GPA, completion of specified course work, etc.).
  • Cleveland State's colleges notify the Office of the University Registrar of their decisions to approve or deny student requests.