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Academic Dismissal/Reinstatement

Welcome back to Boise State! The Advising and Academic Support Center is here to assist you in successfully transitioning back to campus. The reinstatement process will connect you with multiple staff members and resources across campus to build a network of support upon your return. Below you will find specific information about returning to Boise State following an academic dismissal. If you have questions or concerns about completing the reinstatement process, please contact or call the AASC at 208-426-4049.

Reinstatement Application Deadlines

All students returning following an academic dismissal need to complete the application to attend Boise State by the dates below. This includes students who are degree seeking, in an online-only, or late start program, etc.

  • Returning for Fall: Apply by August 1
  • Returning for Spring: Apply by December 1
  • Returning for Summer: Apply by May 1

Reinstatement Process

  1. Reapply to Boise State University by the dates above. There is not a separate application for reinstated students. Simply fill out the main application at the link below. You will need to use a different email address than the one you used when you initially applied. Complete the application by the deadlines below – link to application
  2. The Advising and Academic Support Center (AASC) will be notified that you have been reinstated to Boise State and a Probation Advising Required hold will be placed on your Student Center. Reinstated students will receive an email from with the instructions to complete a Reinstatement Questionnaire and the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI). These two items should take a total of 30-45 minutes to complete.
  3. After these are completed, the AASC will contact you by phone to schedule an appointment with an Academic Development and Recovery (ADR) Advisor.
  4. In your reinstatement advising appointment, you will work with an ADR advisor to create an action plan for a successful return to Boise State, as well as discuss campus resources that will be helpful to you. You will then schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in your major to assist you in course selection for future semesters.
  5. Once you have met with an ADR advisor and your academic advisor, your Probation Advising Required Hold will be lifted to enroll in classes.

If you have been dismissed from Boise State 3 or more times, you will have to submit and Academic Appeal for Reinstatement. For instructions on that process, please use the link below:

Academic and Financial Aid Appeal

Probation Advising Required Hold

A Probation Advising Required Hold will appear on your student center for the following reasons:

  1. You have been reinstated to Boise State: This hold will be lifted after meeting with an Academic Development and Recovery (ADR) Advisor and your academic advisor.
  2. You need to follow up with your ADR advisor: This hold will be lifted after meeting with your ADR advisor for a follow up appointment during weeks 7-9 of your first semester back after reinstatement.
  3. You need to complete Bronco Rebound.

Probation and Dismissal Policy

There are two grade-point-average (GPA) calculations to understand: (1) cumulative GPA and (2) Boise State GPA. The cumulative GPA accounts for all transfer and Boise State credits attempted and earned. The Boise State GPA only accounts for credits attempted and earned at Boise State University. Academic standing is determined by your Boise State GPA. However, both Boise State and transfer credits determine the number of credits completed. The table below details the requirements.

Cumulative Credits Earned Minimum Boise State GPA
0-25 1.75
26 or more 2.00

Academic standing is determined at the end of each semester. If a student fails to maintain the minimum Boise State GPA shown in the table above, they will be placed on probation and will receive a notification letter from the Registrar’s Office. At the end of the student’s next semester at Boise State, the Registrar’s Office will review the student’s record and take one of the following actions:

  1. A student is removed from academic probation if the Boise State GPA is at or above the minimum specified in the table above.
  2. A student is on continued academic probation if the Boise State GPA is below the minimum specified in the above table but the semester GPA is 2.0 or higher.
  3. A student is dismissed from the university if the Boise State GPA is below the minimum specified in the table above and the student’s semester GPA is also below 2.0.

Students who are on academic probation and do not demonstrate improvement in their academic performance will be dismissed from the university. Dismissed students will not be able to enroll at Boise State for the following time periods before seeking reinstatement:

  1. 1st Dismissal: One semester (fall or spring)
  2. 2nd Dismissal: One full year (fall, spring & summer)
  3. 3rd Dismissal: No reinstatements