Students are typically expected to serve their term of suspension. However, students are able to request an early return from suspension by submitting a suspension override request to their academic dean's office. Additional policies and the procedure for requesting this can be found below.
All requests for an override of suspension must be submitted by the student to our office at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which the student seeks a return.
In order to request a suspension override, students must first meet with their academic advisor to fill out a Suspension Override Request form. The Undergraduate Academic Affairs office will not accept this form without an advisor's signature.
No student on suspension is guaranteed an override, and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. If an override is approved, it is on a part-time basis only (no more than 7 hours of coursework). Students are not allowed more than one override. A third suspension results in dismissal, which is considered permanent. Students with outstanding incompletes (INs) are not permitted early returns and should make their top priority the successful completion of those INs by the university deadline.
Suspension overrides are only for academic suspensions. Non-academic suspensions are not eligible for an override. (e.g. those issued by the office of student conduct or office of academic integrity)
Factors considered by the deans when reviewing requests for an override may include (but are not limited to) the following:
Students who are within 12 hours of meeting all degree requirements and who could reasonably bring their cumulative GPA up to the required 2.00 may request a special exception to the above conditions, which will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Students have the right to appeal denial of a request. Information on submitting an appeal can be found at the bottom of this page.