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Re-entry After Being Dropped

The following explains the process for returning to UW-Madison after being dropped due to poor academic standing.

  1. If dropped for a semester with time off:
    1. Submit a re‐entry application to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment (www.admissions.wisc.edu/apply/reentry/). The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will notify CALS that a student has applied for re‐entry.
    2. Think about your answers to the questions below. Make an appointment with your advisor and come prepared to discuss your answers, as they might help to guide your conversation.
      • Please describe the circumstances that led to your current academic standing.
      • What steps did you take to address the issues described above and what were the outcomes of those steps?
      • What steps will you take once back on campus to improve your academic performance?
    3. Meet with your academic advisor. Your advisor should provide a recommendation regarding admission in advisor notes or, by e‐mail to CALS Academic Affairs.
    4. Once you have met with an advisor, meet with a Dean on Call to discuss re‐entry. If approved, CALS will contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment to admit on probation.

  2. If dropped for a year with time off:
    1. Submit a re‐entry application to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment (www.admissions.wisc.edu/apply/reentry/). The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will notify CALS that student has applied for re‐entry.
    2. If CALS Academic Affairs has not already reached out to you after submitting the re-entry application, you will need to contact CALS Academic Affairs via email at academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu to make an appointment to appear at a Scholastic Policies and Actions Committee (SPAC) meeting.
    3. Complete the Re-entry Appeal Form (cals.wisc.edu/spacform/#oneyeartime) and submit it online. Submit any additional documentation to support your appeal, including letters of support from advisors, instructors, faculty, or other campus partners. Those documents can be sent via email to academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu.
    4. Once an appeal is scheduled, your request will be heard during a scheduled SPAC meeting. It is strongly recommended that you appear personally for the meeting.

  3. To request permission to continue in school without time off, regardless of dropped for a semester or year status:
    1. Complete the Re-entry Appeal Form (cals.wisc.edu/spacform/#withouttime) and submit it online. Submit any additional documentation to support your appeal, including letters of support from advisors, instructors, faculty, or other campus partners. Those documents can be sent via email to academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu.
    2. Consult with your academic advisor, or other faculty and staff on campus. If they are willing to provide a letter of support or email, they can send that to academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu.
    3. If, in addition to submitting the Re-entry Appeal Form, you would like to make a personal appeal, which is highly recommended, you must contact CALS Academic Affairs at (608) 262‐3003 or email academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu in order to schedule a meeting with the Scholastic Policies and Actions Committee (SPAC). The appointment can be scheduled any time before the next SPAC meeting, but must be done at least three days before the scheduled date. If you choose not to appeal, you must use My UW to drop all future courses for which you are registered, before the start of classes.

    Questions?
    Contact CALS Academic Affairs Contact Information: at (608)262-3003 or academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu.




Keywords:re-entry, return, re-admission, admission, dropped, drop, academic standing, probation, SPAC   Doc ID:79949
Owner:Sue R.Group:CALS Academic Affairs
Created:2018-02-07 10:56 CSTUpdated:2021-04-08 12:39 CST
Sites:CALS Academic Affairs
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