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Students who have been dismissed for low scholarship can apply for reinstatement after demonstrating their readiness for academic success. Factors considered in determining reinstatement may include measure of academic aptitude, lapse of time since dismissal, change of major goals, nature of academic or other experience since dismissal or extenuating circumstances.
Responsibility for reinstatement rests with the faculty Scholastic Standing Committee. A printable reinstatement application as well as detailed application instructions and application deadlines are available on the Academic Advising website.
Students wishing to earn teacher certification must simultaneously apply to the Woodring College of Education.
A former Western student who returns to the University after an absence of five years or more may be given permission to start a new cumulative grade average. The Fresh Start application deadline is the end of the first week of the quarter in which the student returns. The application should be submitted to the Registrar's Office. Students who have been dropped for low scholarship, even if absent for five years or more, must pursue reinstatement.
Former Western extension program students returning to the same Western Washington University extension program must complete the Extension Program Returning Student Application and submit it with the application fee.
Extension students returning with a plan to change their academic program must apply as a new student through the Office of Admissions.