Need to Know

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Dismissal from IU Bloomington can be a life-altering experience. If you feel that you have turned things around after taking time off and are ready to come back to IU Bloomington, you may want to petition for reinstatement.

If you have questions about reinstatement call an advisor at (812) 855-6768, email or contact the OVPUE records office at (812)855-7797 or

Reinstatement Petition Deadlines

  • June 15 for fall term
  • November 1 for spring term

Reinstatement Petition

Click here to access the Reinstatement petition

Transcripts of coursework taken at another college should be sent to:

OVPUE Records Office
Attn: Reinstatement Committee
750 East Kirkwood Avenue
Maxwell Hall, Room 028
Bloomington, IN  47405-7101 

Fax: 812-856-6743
Attn: Reinstatement Committee

If you have been dismissed, you must not be enrolled at IU Bloomington for one full term (fall or spring) before the date you hope to return, in order to be eligible to petition. If you have been dismissed a second time, you must not be enrolled for a full academic year.  

Reinstatement Decisions

All Reinstatement Petitions will be reviewed by the Reinstatement Committee. Committee decisions are based on GPAs from another college or school (in which case we require a 2.5 with no grade below a C for the most recent semester or two), the reinstatement essay, declared major, and all other information received. Most students who are approved have taken 9 or more credit hours in the most recent semester at another college or have been away from higher education for three years or more. However, the committee will always look at all the information available before making a decision. There are no guarantees of approval.
If you are planning to petition for reinstatement, you might want to speak with a UD advisor to discuss your plans during the time you are not enrolled at IU.

The Reinstatement Committee review will result in a $50 nonrefundable charge to your Bursar account. Payment of this nonrefundable fee in no way guarantees that the committee will approve reinstatement.

International Students

If you are an International Student, please view Reinstatement for International students to find out about other considerations and policies that could affect your return to IU Bloomington.