Students who have been dismissed need to complete the online Reinstatement Application. This application is to petition the Academic Standards Committee for reinstatement to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Apply for reinstatement


Applications must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

Reinstatement Term Application Deadline
First Dismissal
Application Deadline
Second Dismissal
Spring 2019November 30, 2018October 31, 2018
Summer 2019March 31, 2019March 1, 2019
Fall 2019July 5, 2019June 15, 2019
Spring 2020November 30, 2019October 31, 2019
Summer 2020March 31, 2020March 1, 2020
Fall 2020July 5, 2020June 15, 2020
Spring 2021November 30, 2020October 31, 2020
Summer 2021March 31, 2021March 1, 2021
Fall 2021July 5, 2021June 15, 2021
Spring 2022November 30, 2021October 31, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to come back into the same major I had when I was last at Iowa State?
No, a student is able to petition to be reinstated in to any major or college.

Do I need to file a reentry application with the Office of the Registrar, in addition to the LAS reinstatement application?
Yes, if you are an international student OR if you have been away from the university for more than 12 months, you will need to file the Reentry Application. Domestic students who have been away from the university for less than 12 months do not need to file a reentry application.

What if my transfer grades won’t be available before I want to file my petition for reinstatement?
Proof of your current grades are required in your petition. This can be a copy of your current midterm grades or an up to date screen shot of your current grades. If these are unavailable, a copy of an official email from the instructor of the course with your current grade may be uploaded into the reinstatement petition. Final grades will be required after completion of the course(s) to finalize reinstatement.