Undergraduate Admissions

Enrolling at Cleveland State

Returning Cleveland State Students in Good Academic Standing

Returning Cleveland State students who have not attended another university, and have not enrolled at Cleveland State for three or more semesters (including summer), may re-enroll by using the online Re-enrollment Form or contacting Campus 411. A student who interrupts his or her enrollment in the university for three or more consecutive semesters (including summer) must meet the university graduation requirements of the catalog in effect when she or he re-enrolls.

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Returning Cleveland State Students Who Were Academically Dismissed

The New Dismissal Policy for students dismissed beginning Fall 2005

A student dismissed from the university who wishes to return may petition the desired college for re-admission after remaining out of Cleveland State University for one calendar year from the month of dismissal. A student is eligible for re-admission only once. In exceptional cases, a student's College Academic Standards Committee would review a petition for a waiver of the mandatory waiting period.  If a student is dismissed for a second time and has experienced extraordinary circumstances, a petition can be sent to the University Petitions Committee for consideration of a possible second re-admission. Students should not assume that all petitions will be approved.

Returning students should comply with the following re-admission procedures:
  1. Students who were academically dismissed from Cleveland State, but wish to return, first schedule an appointment with an adviser in the Cleveland State college to which they are seeking entrance – not necessarily the college from which they were dismissed.
    1. The college advisers explain re-admission criteria (e.g., number of semesters of nonattendance, GPAs, course requirements, etc.).
    2. Students who meet the criteria are encouraged to submit an application for re-enrollment.
    3. 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.).
  2. Students who have attended other institutions following dismissal from Cleveland State must submit the following directly to the Cleveland State University college in which they plan to enter no later than 15 working days prior to the first day of the semester for which re-admission is requested:
    1. A completed re-admission petition and
    2. Official transcripts from any other regionally accredited colleges or universities attended following dismissal from Cleveland State.
  3. Cleveland State University's Academic Standards 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 re-admission (e.g., credit-hour enrollment limits, minimum GPA, completion of specified coursework, etc.).
  4. Cleveland State's colleges notify the Office of the University Registrar of their decisions to approve or deny student requests.

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Policy for students dismissed up to and including Summer 2005

A student dismissed from the university who wishes to return may petition for re-admission after remaining out of Cleveland State University for at least two semesters. A student 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. A dismissed student may file only one petition for re-admission 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 re-admission procedures:
  1. Students who were academically dismissed from Cleveland State, but wish to return, first schedule an appointment with an adviser in the Cleveland State college to which they are seeking entrance – not necessarily the college from which they were dismissed.
    1. The college advisers explain re-admission criteria (e.g., number of semesters of nonattendance, GPAs, course requirements, etc.).
    2. Students who meet the criteria are encouraged to submit an application for re-enrollment.
    3. 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.).
  2. Students who have attended other institutions following dismissal from Cleveland State must submit the following directly to the Cleveland State University college in which they plan to enter no later than 15 working days prior to the first day of the semester for which re-admission is requested:
    1. A completed re-admission petition and
    2. Official transcripts from any other regionally accredited colleges or universities attended following dismissal from Cleveland State.
  3. 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 re-admission (e.g., credit-hour enrollment limits, minimum GPA, completion of specified coursework, etc.).
  4. Cleveland State's colleges notify the Office of the University Registrar of their decisions to approve or deny student requests.

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