A Returning or Readmitted Student is a former Indiana State University student who has not enrolled in courses from the University for two or more years and wishes to return to ISU classes. If you've been academically dismissed and wish to petition to return to ISU classes, you will also be asked to follow the procedures for returning/readmitted students (as well as file the Petition to Return after Academic Dismissal).
Any student who has been away from classes for two or more years must apply for re-admission through the Office of Admissions. If you left the University in good academic standing, normally you will be readmitted. If you left the university on academic probation or after an academic dismissal, your application will be reviewed for re-admission on probation and additional documentation will be requested by Admissions. You will be expected to report attendance at any other university since leaving Indiana State University and to supply documentation of your academic record from any other university at which you enrolled after attending ISU. Your academic performance at that institution will be a factor in your re-admission decision. Link to Admissions
Returning students are expected to complete degree requirements current with their re-admission. Prior course work will be assessed and applied to major and Foundation Studies requirements as recommended by the student's major department and approved by the Dean's Office in the College of Arts and Sciences. Given the frequency with which degree requirements and course content change, returning students should expect to have to complete course work in addition to or in place of previously completed course work to meet the requirements for a current degree.
How to petition prior coursework to count for current degree requirements: When you've readmitted to the University, your record will be reviewed to see if some updating of degree requirements is warranted. If you wish to suggest the substitution of some prior courses for the requirements now showing on your degree audit, please speak with your academic advisor.
If you've been accepted on probation or Probation (Dean's Option) status: You must meet your retention standard for your next enrolled term or you will be academically dismissed. You can find more information on our probation website, or please speak with your academic advisor if you have any questions.
As noted earlier, if you readmit to ISU, your catalog term updates to the term of your readmission, and you are responsible for the degree requirements of this updated catalog term. The good news is that two important changes are taking place in a student's overall graduation requirements that may not yet be reflected in your online degree audit:
Students readmitting to Fall 2013 will take advantage of ISU's new degree-audit system called "MySAM," to be available sometime prior to the start of the fall term. Before MySAM is available, please use our current DARS audit, and be sure to consult with your academic advisor.
Undergraduate Academic Renewal, if granted, allows returning students to improve their academic standing through the removal of all courses with grades below a "C" as well as the GPA for all hours accumulated prior to their current re-admission to ISU. The College has the option of determining how courses with a grade of "C" or better apply to a student's current degree program.
Some Important Qualifications for Academic Renewal:
Please read the entire form, Request for Undergraduate Academic Renewal, to understand all the qualifications and implications of this policy. Undergraduate Academic Renewal may not be helpful to everyone. Before completing the form, you may wish to seek additional advice from your academic advisor, department chair, and /or Dean.
As a returning/readmitted student, you are not required to attend a new student orientation again. However, we urge you to use the ISU express website as a way to update your knowledge about current policies and procedures. It's a one-stop site that lists all the most commonly asked questions and most needed undergraduate services.
Shortly after your readmission is completed, your record will be reviewed to update your academic advisor information and any warranted degree requirements. Your advisor information should show on your degree audit from the MyISU Cloud, and you can access registration dates from the ISU express website. Please review your degree audit thoroughly before contacting your academic advisor for an advisement appointment.
If you've not been an ISU student for a while, and would like to see a step-by-step instruction guide about MyISU portal registration, click here. On the Registrar's website, video tutorials are also posted both for the registration process and for some common registration problems you might encounter: