General Information

Sacramento State is an impacted campus. Having the impacted status means that there are more qualified applicants than space available to accommodate. As a result, we must be restrictive on who can be reinstated each semester. When we do open the reinstatement process, students who are able to graduate within one to two semesters will be the priority; others will be considered on a space available basis. Please check the website after June 1, 2019 for updates to the reinstatement process for Fall 2019.

Students seeking to return after disqualification must apply for “Reinstatement after Disqualification” in order to be considered for readmission. Students last enrolled Spring 2018 and earlier must re-apply for admission AND submit a petition for reinstatement. The application for Fall 2019 admission has been extended to March 1, 2019 for those students interested in petitioning for Fall 2019 reinstatement. The “Reinstatement after Disqualification” petitions will be available late May, early June 2019.

Students seeking to return after dismissal must apply for “Readmission after Dismissal” in order to be considered for readmission. The next dismissal readmission cycle begins August 1, 2019 for Spring 2020 consideration. Dismissed students who have not been enrolled for two or more semesters (Fall 2018 and earlier) must also submit a new admission application..

All returning students seeking to return after disqualification or dismissal must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior standing (at least 60 units)
  • Admission requirements of A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking) and B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) completed with C- grades or higher
  • All lower division major requirements/prerequisites completed with passing grades
  • All lower division General Education requirements completed (Areas A through E)
  • Requirements for Fall reinstatement must be completed by the prior Spring (e.g. Spring 2019 for Fall 2019 consideration)
  • Requirements for Spring readmission after dismissal must be completed by the prior Summer (Summer 2019 for Spring 2020 consideration)
  • Students will not be reinstated to impacted majors (Biological Sciences; Business; Criminal Justice; Graphic Design; Health Science; Nursing; & Psychology)

Disqualification Dates and Deadlines

    • March 1, 2019 - deadline to apply for Fall 2019 admission (for those students who were disqualified Spring 2018 or earlier)
    • June 2019 – “Reinstatement after Disqualification” petitions may be available on this web page
    • July 2019 – deadline for petitions will be in mid-July (no specific date decided)
    • August 2019 – student will be notified of committee’s decision

Dismissal Dates and Deadlines

  • Check website in August 2019 for information on petitioning for Spring 2020 “Readmission after Dismissal"


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