Reinstatement for Suspended Students

Returning to Missouri State

Reinstatement after a suspension is not an automatic process. We recommend that you begin the process early as you must be approved by the dean of the college of the major in which you plan to return.

One suspension occurrence

You must remain out for one full semester before you are eligible to be considered for reinstatement. The summer semester does not count; students suspended following a spring semester must remain out for the summer and fall semesters.

Your reinstatement process will include the following:

  1. Change your major if you plan to return under a different major than you were under when you were suspended.
  2. Contact the dean of the college of the major under which you plan to return or the Academic Advisement Center, if you are undeclared.
  3. Inform the dean if you have attended another college or university and, upon completion of your courses at that institution, have your official transcript sent to the office of admissions. You must have at least a 2.0 GPA on transferable courses to be eligible to return.
  4. Check your registration status page on My Missouri State for other steps you must take.

Two or more suspension occurrences

You must remain out for one full year before you are eligible to be considered for reinstatement, if you have received two or more suspensions.

If you wish to return after an absence of one full year or more, you must:

  1. Apply for readmission, indicating on your application your intended major and whether you have attended another college or university after leaving MSU.
  2. Receive notification from the office of admissions, if you have been readmitted.
  3. Contact the dean of the college of the major under which you plan to return.
  4. Check your registration status page on My Missouri State for other steps you must take.

Transferring courses taken during suspension

If you plan to take courses at another college and transfer those credits back to MSU, we encourage you to review transfer equivalencies available for most Missouri universities and selected institutions for other states. You should also visit with your academic advisor.