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Reinstatement after Academic Suspension, Undergraduate

Type: Enrollment
Effective Date: 6/6/2012

If you have been academically suspended, you may appeal for reinstatement.

Academic Suspension actions occur at the end of the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms. If you have been suspended, you will not be permitted to return to the university (be reinstated) for at least one full term (Fall, Spring, or Summer) following your academic suspension. Be aware that, because of appeal deadlines, you may be away from Northern Arizona University for longer than just one term.

Reinstatement Appeals are due in writing by the deadline for the term for which you wish to return.

You may not re-enroll at NAU until your appeal for reinstatement has been approved by the Undergraduate Academic Continuation Committee (UACC).

If you are reinstated to NAU, you will be on Academic Probation.

If you wish to continue your education at Northern Arizona University after your suspension, you must appeal for reinstatement in writing before the start of the term in which you wish to return. Please review the appeal forms and appeal deadlines available online at the University Advising website. 

Reinstatement is never automatic. You have the strongest possibility of reinstatement if you can present documented proof of the following:

  • 12 units of documented academic or developmental course work, completed or in-progress, at another institution, with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average:
    • Academic course work must be transferable.
    • Developmental course work is not transferable, but may be useful for placement purposes.
      • It is strongly recommended that you work with your NAU academic advising contact prior to enrolling in the 12 units to see what courses are considered academic or developmental, what courses would be most beneficial to your program of study, and how GPA and coursework will be calculated.
      • If course work is in-progress, all coursework must be completed prior to the start date of the term of reinstatement.
  • a documented explanation of extenuating circumstances that resulted in your past poor academic performance and evidence that those circumstances have been resolved. Visit Guidelines and Procedures under about appeal deadlines and process for further details regarding extenuating circumstances.

Late appeals will not be accepted.

You have the option to explore term withdrawal. See “Withdrawal from Term" in the forms section of the Registrar's website.

Notification of UACC decisions

All notifications regarding UACC decisions are sent from the committee chair.

If your appeal is approved, the following will apply:

  1. You must satisfy each condition of the UACC as identified in your reinstatement letter including, but not limited to: meeting with an academic advisor, meeting with other relevant university personnel, providing requested documentation
  2. You will return to NAU with an academic standing of probation and the restrictions described in “Academic Probation.”

If your appeal is received late, you may notify the chair of the UACC if you want your late appeal to be moved forward to the next reinstatement appeal cycle.

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