Students who have been academically dismissed from St. Mary's may apply for re-admission after one year by writing to the Academic Policy Committee no sooner than the end of the second semester after their dismissal. The application for re-admission should include the following information: educational goals; past academic difficulties and steps taken to address these difficulties; plans for ensuring future academic success; and transcripts of academic work taken at other institutions during the period following dismissal. Academically dismissed students who wish to continue their education at St. Mary's should remove deficient grades by taking courses elsewhere until their cumulative GPA at St. Mary's is at least 2.00. (See "Computation of Grade-point Average" elsewhere in the "Academic Policies" section).
In evaluating an application for re-admission, the Academic Policy Committee will consider evidence of the student's growth and maturity that will indicate the student now has an increased probability of being academically successful. Re-admission of dismissed students is not automatic and will be granted by the associate provost in the Office of Academic Services in consultation with the Academic Policy Committee only in cases where the student is clearly capable of fulfilling the rigorous requirements of the honors college curriculum. Students who are re-admitted to the College will be permitted to attend as degree students or to register as non-degree students through the Continuing Education Program. A student re-admitted after being academically dismissed will be placed on a status of provisional admission for two semesters after re-admission. Re-admitted students must meet with the associate provost in the Office of Academic Services to discuss their academic plans, and must meet all of the conditions specified in their letter of re-admission, or face dismissal at the end of the provisional two semesters if they have not attained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00. Any student who has been re-admitted and whose record following re-admission leads to a second dismissal will be ineligible for further re-admission.