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2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies 
2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Studies Reinstatement Policy AS.050

LU Policy Number: AS.050

Effective Date: 05/01/2020

Approval Date: 05/28/20

Revised Date: N/A

Purpose: Sets forth the reinstatement framework for dismissed graduate students of Life University

Additional Authority: N/A

Scope: All graduate students of Life University Approval Authority: President

Responsible Authority: Academic Affairs

Recipients: Admissions, Registrar, University Advisement

Definitions: N/A


Policy Title

Graduate Studies Reinstatement Policy


Policy Statement

Graduate students who have been academically dismissed from any graduate program at Life University as a result of the Academic Standing Policy (AS.037) and the Dismissal Appeal Process may apply for re-entry into a graduate program after one academic year Re-admission is subject to review and approval by the Graduate Admissions Committee and the Dean.

A student who is reinstated is automatically placed on academic probation until a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is achieved. Academic requirements will be determined by the Catalog in force at the time the student re-enrolls at the University. For further information concerning reinstatement, students should consult with the Office of Admissions.

Should a student be academically dismissed a second time, they will not be reinstated to any graduate program within the University.



     Reinstatement is not automatic upon request. The student must complete the Petition for Graduate Reinstatement package to include the following:


  • Completed Petition for Graduate Reinstatement Form

  • Student Statement (typed not handwritten) with explanation and documentation of the factors and circumstances that contributed to the failure to achieve the academic standards as well as evidence that these issues have been resolved. The student should also identify specific strategies that will be taken to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Academic Plan (developed with academic advisor input) showing quarterly course plan to include the initial 16 credit hours to be taken and the steps necessary to complete the degree requirements within the five-year time period as required by University policy. This plan should recognize that all prior courses in which grades of C or less were earned must be repeated or replaced with an approved substitution. If reinstated, the student’s GPA will revert to 0.0 and courses with a grade of B or above will be treated as internal transfer credit and therefore will have no bearing on the GPA. Upon reinstatement, the student must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in the next 16 credit hours of graduate credit attempted. The student must consult with their academic advisor before deviating from this Academic Plan.

  • Statement from the academic advisor of the student’s department concurring (or not) with the academic plan (developed with academic advisor input). This is the Academic advisor’s opportunity to offer reasoning in support of the student plan and the ability of the student to successfully achieve the plan and to note any reservations about the details of the plan. The Academic advisor must submit this statement in hard copy with the reinstatement packet or via email to the Dean to whom the program reports. If the academic advisor is not available, the program coordinator will complete this statement.

  • Unofficial Life University transcripts and copy of transcripts from any coursework taken elsewhere since the student was dismissed from Life University.

  • Admissions Application – A student who is petitioning for reinstatement may file an application before the reinstatement is approved. There is a non- refundable application fee.

The reinstatement packet will be kept on file for 6 years after the student’s graduation date.

Deadlines: Completed Reinstatement Packets must be submitted by the deadlines listed below:

Reinstatement For Fall Quarter                                       August 15th

Reinstatement For Winter Quarter                                  November 10th

Reinstatement For Spring Quarter.                                 February 15th

Reinstatement For Summer Quarter                               May 10th   

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