Readmission Checklist

Readmission Procedures (Academic Drop) Checklist

This information will help you understand the readmission process and complete the readmission application. Below are the dates the Office of Dean of Students will process applications.

Semester Accepting Applications Application Deadline
Deadlines for Submitting Readmission Applications
Fall March 1st July 1st
Spring October 1st December 1st
Summer March 1st June 1st


The deadline to submit an ODOS Readmission Application and pay the readmission fee is 4:00pm on each deadline date. As we are trying to be environmentally conscious, no mailed applications will be accepted or processed. *NO* applications will be processed after the deadline.

Have you been academically dropped?

You must be in good academic standing to stay in school. Make sure you avail yourself of all the resources available for you to be successful and make the necessary grades to be in good academic standing. If you do not meet the GPA (grade point average) requirement to stay in good standing, you will be placed on academic drop by the University. The GPA requirements for you to stay in good standing are below.


Ok, now I know the GPA requirement that will place me on academic drop, what other consequences are there for being placed on academic drop?

Students who are academically dropped from the Purdue University system (including any regional campuses) may not register or attend classes in any capacity, either for credit or on an audit basis, unless they are readmitted by the ODOS. Students who have been academically dropped for the first time are eligible for readmission only after they have completed the non-attendance period of one full regular semester (summer session does not count).  Students who have been academically dropped more than once are required to complete at least one calendar year (or two full semesters) of non-attendance. There are no exceptions to this sit out.

Effective spring 2015, students who have been academically dropped from Purdue two or more times will not be considered for another readmission to the University. Exceptions that will be considered include:

  • Students who need 15 credit hours or fewer to earn their Purdue degree and can complete their degree requirements in a single semester. Those who want to complete during a summer session must need 9 credit hours or fewer to earn their degree. Students will also need an endorsement from their academic department.

  • Students who were academically dropped for the second time before Spring 2015 and complete their readmission application for Fall 2015 before July 1, 2015.

How do I appeal an academic drop?

There is no appeal for academic drops. 

I have sat out my time as a result of my academic drop, what do I need to do now?

You must fill out a Readmission Application to gain admission back into the University. The ODOS will only accept online applications. No mailed applications will be accepted or processed.  No applications will be processed after the deadline. You will not be able to be readmitted until you pay all outstanding monetary balances.

Complete the following steps to finish the readmission process:

  1. Apply online through the ODOS website for either the Fall / Spring / Summer semester
  2. The Readmission Fee is $100.00, and is non-refundable. Payment can made by phone, by calling Student Accounts at 219.989.2560. Payment can also be made in-person in the Enrollment Services Center at the Student Accounts window, Lawshe Hall, Room 130. 

What happens if I do not pay the Readmission Fee?

If you fill out a Readmission Application and do not pay the $100.00 non-refundable fee by the deadline your application is incomplete and will not be processed. 

What can I expect after I fill out the Readmission Application and pay the $100.00 non-refundable readmission fee?

The ODOS will review your record to ascertain if you are eligible to be readmitted, and to determine if you have sat out the required time.  Your record will also be assessed to determine if you have an outstanding balance anywhere in the Purdue University system.

Once it is determined that you meet the readmission criteria and fees are paid, the ODOS will Email you instructions on how to proceed.

I have completed the Readmission Application and paid the readmission fee, what happens now?

A decision letter will be emailed to student’s Purdue email account within 15 business days with a final decision.

What if I have further questions, or need to talk to someone?

The Assistant Director of Student Support and Advocacy in the ODOS can help answer your questions and give you further assistance. You can reach the Assistant Director by calling 219.989.4141 or, through email at

If you need further assistance in clarifying or exploring your academic and/or career goals, you may contact a licensed clinical counselor in the Counseling Center, located in Gyte Room G-5. The phone number is 219.989.2366.