Academic Standards

The College of Human Sciences enforces the Iowa State University academic probation policy, which includes the policies regarding extenuating circumstances, withdrawing from the university, adding and dropping classes, and academic probation and dismissal.

ISU reinstatement procedure

If you are on probation, visit the Academic Success Center site which explains the next steps to take.

CHS reinstatement preparation

Refer to these reinstatement guidelines (PDF) for recommendations on the steps to take to show that you have made progress since being dropped.

CHS reinstatement procedure

If you were academically dismissed from Iowa State University, there are procedures that you must follow to resume your studies at Iowa State. The College of Human Sciences requires that you do the following:

  1. Complete the Petition for Academic Reinstatement (PDF). This must be completed by deadline indicated.
  2. Complete the Educational Career Goals form. Included in the Reinstatement Packet.
  3. Meet with an academic adviser in your intended major. Discuss and develop the long range plan sheet located in the petition packet. The plan must be signed by your adviser.
  4. Submit an official transcript (if you attended a college or university since your dismissal) or current Grade Report (if you are currently enrolled at another college or university) of all courses and grades completed since you were dismissed to the Iowa State University Admissions Office. If you have not been taking classes, include at least one letter of recommendation from your current employer.
  5. Submit a copy of your ISU transcript.
  6. Submit a re-entry application to the Registrar’s Office if it has been more than two semesters (not including summer) since you last attended Iowa State University.
  7. Attach any additional materials or letters of reference from faculty or employers that would support your petition, if desired.
  8. Completed application packets should be returned to:
          College of Human Sciences Academic Standards Committee
          131 MacKay Hall
          Ames, Iowa 50011

If you do not follow all of these steps, the Academic Standards Committee will consider your application incomplete and will not consider your petition for reinstatement.

  • Contact Information

    Human Student Services
    131 MacKay Hall
    Ames, IA 50011-1124
    515 294-6466