Reinstatement application process

Before you begin your reinstatement application, please read the following.


For students dismissed from Iowa State University and interested in resuming their studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), below is information about how to apply for reinstatement. The goal of the reinstatement process is to provide support and resources for Iowa State University students to help them return to ISU and achieve future academic success. The reinstatement process assists students in creating a well thought out plan with concrete academic goals so that they can move forward to degree completion.

The following reinstatement petition process must be followed for consideration to resume your studies at Iowa State University. All petitions for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) are reviewed by the LAS Academic Standards and Admissions Committee

Categories of Reinstatement

There are several types of reinstatement that depend upon your classification level and whether this is a first or second reinstatement. Those categories include:

  1. First reinstatement – for students who have been dismissed a single time, students have to wait one full semester before they can
  2. Second reinstatement – for students who have been dismissed two times, students have to wait two full semesters before they can apply for reinstatement.
  3. Immediate or Early Reinstatement – reserved for juniors and seniors, potentially allows students to be reinstated without the one or two semester delay.

Detailed information about these policies can be found here:

First and Second Reinstatement:
Immediate or Early Reinstatement:

Once you have familiarized yourself with the requirements and begun assembling your supporting documents you may begin the application process. This application portal is reserved only for those seeking first or second reinstatement. Students seeking immediate or early reinstatement must submit a petition the Academic Standards and Admissions Committee.

Please pay close attention to all deadlines. Specific deadlines for petition submission are listed on the LAS College’s Academic Standards page. Deadlines differ depending on whether you are applying for early or immediate reinstatement or reinstatement after a first or second dismissal. Late or incomplete petitions will not be accepted.

Start your reinstatement application

The following link will direct you to sign in and begin your online reinstatement application for first or second reinstatement. You will need to use an email address that is not your Iowa State email address. The website will save your progress until you are ready to submit your complete application.

Start your reinstatement application

Contact us

If you have questions regarding reinstatement to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences after reading this please contact the Liaison to the LAS Academic Standards Committee by email: or phone: 515-294-4831