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The petition for Undergraduate “Readmission after Dismissal” is now available for Spring 2018. Please click the link below to download the petition.

The deadline to submit petition is September 1, 2017

Your statement for Readmission after Dismissal must address the following:

  1. Identify the problems that led to disqualification (must cover at least two semesters)
  2. Describe specific changes you will make to resolve these problems; include information on how you plan to balance life, school, work, etc.
  3. State the reason for choosing your proposed major (cannot choose Undeclared unless seeking an impacted major)

Students seeking to return as an Impacted major (Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Health Science, Nursing, Photography or Psychology) will not be reinstated to the major but as Undeclared. These students must include an alternative major/plan. Students reinstated as Undeclared will be given two semesters to declare a major. Please visit the Academic Advising Center’s website on Undeclared advising at for help in choosing a major.

Students dismissed prior to Fall 2016 must meet admission requirements to be eligible for reinstatement (Junior standing [60 units]; GE Areas A1, A2, A3, B4; completion of all lower division GE & major prerequisites).

Students dismissed Fall 2016 or earlier will need to apply for admission to the university. The admission application is available online at The deadline to apply for admission is August 31, 2017.

Please submit the petition no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 the Student Service Center Drop Box, Lassen Hall 1st floor.

FYI: Students approved for Readmission after Dismissal limited to enrolling in 6 – 7 units per semester for two semesters or until the student reaches good standing.


Additional Coursework:  Provide copies of unofficial transcripts for any coursework completed (or in progress) elsewhere since your dismissal.



 CLICK HERE to access “Readmission after Dismissal” Petition

Students who have been academically disqualified may apply for “Reinstatement after Disqualification.” 

Any student who has not been enrolled at Sac State for two or more semesters must also re-apply for admission.

Sac State is an impacted campus and students who need to re-apply for admission must have completed 60 units and have most lower division General Education (GE) requirements completed (Areas A1, A2, A3, B4 are required). All requirements must be completed by the end of the Spring semester in order to be eligible for Fall reinstatement; summer course work will not be used to determine eligibility.

Students who have been previously dismissed from Sac State must apply for “Readmission after Dismissal” in order to be considered for future enrollment. Academically dismissed students must sit out at least one semester before being eligible for reinstatement; students who have been dismissed twice must sit out two years before being eligible to petition.

In order to be eligible for “Readmission after Dismissal” for Spring 2018 students must have successfully completed GE Areas A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking) and B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) with minimum “C-” grades. Additionally, students applying for “Readmission after Dismissal” must have at least 60 semester units completed in order to be eligible. All requirements must be completed by Summer 2017 in order to be eligible for Spring 2018 readmission.  Any student who has not been enrolled at Sac State for two or more semesters will need to submit an application for admission to the university. Students reinstated after dismissal are limited to 6 – 7 units per semester for two semesters.

The following majors are currently impacted at Sac State:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design (Graphic Design and Photography)
  • Health Science
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

Returning disqualified or dismissed students may not be reinstated to an impacted major.

Dismissal Dates and Deadlines

  • July 31, 2017 – “Readmission after Dismissal” petition available for Spring 2018
  • September 1, 2017 – deadline to submit “Readmission after Dismissal” petition and application for admission (if applicable)
  • October  – November – petitions reviewed by Readmission Subcommittee
  • December 8, 2017 – students notified of committee’s decision

Disqualification Dates and Deadlines

  • May/June 2018 – “Reinstatement after Disqualification” petition available for Fall 2018
  • July 6, 2018 – deadline to submit “Reinstatement after Disqualification” petition
  • August 10, 2018 – students notified of committee’s decision

How do I know if I am disqualified or dismissed?

  • Check your unofficial transcript.  If you look at the semester after which you were disqualified or dismissed, your academic standing will say "Acad Disqualified" or "Academic Dismissal".  If you do not have access to your unofficial transcript, please send an email to
If you have questions regarding the Reinstatment after Disqualification or Readmission after Dismissal processes please send an email to