Thomas Nelson Students Requesting Reinstatement

Suspension and Dismissal are actions which indicate serious difficulty.  Time should be provided to allow the student to reflect upon his/her academic situation, as well as to obtain necessary help.  The following procedures have been developed to achieve these stated objectives.

There are established deadlines for submitting an appeal.

Spring        October 31
Summer    March 31
Fall             July 10

Academic Suspension

When a student is suspended, there will be a minimum waiting period of one semester required prior to reinstatement to the college.  However, reinstatement after the waiting period is not automatic. Approval is required by the Director of Enrollment Management.  The suspended student must submit a formal written petition in order to be considered for re-admission to the college.

1. Before the student submits the petition, he/she must meet with his/her advisor or counselor to discuss future plans.  The advisor or counselor will forward the recommendation to the Chair, Admissions Committee, for review.  All petitions and advisor/counselor recommendations must be received by Enrollment Management before the deadline date.

2. The Admissions Committee will review the petition and make a recommendation concerning admission to the college.  The Committee’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Director of Enrollment Management for approval.

3. The Director of Enrollment Management will review the Admissions Committee’s recommendation and will approve or modify that recommendation.  The applicant will then be notified by mail, within 30 days from the submission deadline date, of the decision. The student may be required to enroll in SDV-100 (College Success Skills) or ENG 109 (Study Skills).

Academic Dismissal

Academic Dismissal is normally permanent.  If, however, after a waiting period of one year, the student believes there is “good cause” for appeal, he/she may do so by filing a petition for admission.  The petition is to be submitted to the Director of Enrollment Management by the deadline date. The student will then be notified by mail, within 30 days of the submission deadline date, of the decision. The student may be required to enroll in SDV-100 (College Success Skills) or ENG 109 (Study Skills).

Please call 825-3519 if you have questions about the procedure described above.

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