Undergraduate Reactivation / Petition for Readmission

PLEASE NOTE: This form is intended for Undergraduate students. Returning Graduate students should contact the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies for more information. Continuing Education students in non-degree coursework should contact Distance and Continuing Education.


  • Processing for Summer and Fall semesters begins Mid-February
  • Processing for Spring semester begins in October
  • Once processing begins, notification of readmission status will be sent to the email address provided on the form 2-3 weeks after materials are received.
Deadlines for Submission:
  • Returning from an NDSU Academic Suspension? You must submit your petition 30 business days prior to the start of the term for which you are eligible to seek readmission. This is a hard deadline and exceptions will not be considered.
  • For all other submissions, it is recommended you allow 5-7 business days prior to the start of the term for which you seek readmission.

If you have any questions concerning this form, please contact the Office of Registration and Records at 110 Ceres Hall, 701-231-7981 (local), 800-608-6378 (toll free), or ndsu.registration.records@ndsu.edu


(example: 9999999)


(please include Middle Name or Initial)

*Reactivation decisions and follow-up notifications will be emailed to this address. Once re-enrolled, NDSU will use the NDSU email account for all communications.


(select Months or Years)



*If you answered #2 (returning after suspension) for your reason for return, you must complete section IV below.


If you are returning from an NDSU academic suspension, consider the following carefully as this document will serve as the basis for a readmission decision. Attach a carefully written, well-thought-out Word document addressing the following:

  1. Explain what you have been doing since last enrolled at NDSU. As part of this explanation, detail what you have done that will help you be more successful at NDSU should you be approved for readmission.
  2. Describe your previous academic behavior by addressing the following:
    1. Attendance in classes
    2. Preparation for course examinations
    3. Submission of classroom assignments (on time, late, incomplete)
    4. Study habits outside the classroom (it is recommended that a student study two hours outside of the classroom for every hour in class)
    5. On-campus services utilized (example: ACE tutoring, Counseling Center, Student Health Services, etc.)
    6. Communication with instructors (when and how often)
    7. Describe your involvement in activities outside the classroom (did you work, belong to a student organization/club, other community involvement)
  3. Describe what you plan to do differently based on your responses to question #2a-g. This answer should include specific actions that you plan to take to address your past academic behaviors.
  4. Address how you plan to balance other obligations outside the classroom environment:
    1. Do you plan to have a job/work-study? If so, how many hours per week do you anticipate working and describe how you plan to balance work/school.
    2. Do you plan to be involved in student organizations/clubs? If so, describe what level of involvement you intend to have and how many hours per week you anticipate spending on these activities.
    3. Do you plan to have other community involvements? If so, describe what these experiences and time commitments will be.

In preparation for potential readmission, you are strongly urged to visit with an academic advisor from the academic department of your intended major program of study. If you have already visited with someone, was an academic plan of action discussed (example: program requirements, GPA, repeating courses, class schedule, etc.)? If so, include that information as well.


Please be aware that according to NDSU academic policy, each baccalaureate degree that a student earns must be different. Financial aid eligibility may be impacted if the degree types are not different and some programs are only offered under one degree type. For instance, if a student has already earned a B.S. degree, he may seek a B.A. or a specialized degree, such as a B.S.N. or B.F.A. but he cannot earned another B.S. degree with a different major. For more information, see the Second Degree policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

(limited to 60 characters)

*select "Non-Degree" if you are not seeking a degree

*College of Business minors need to submit a separate Intent to Minor Form
  *Criminal Justice and Political Science minors need to contact the Department.
(if Yes, see transcript statement below)

If YES to either question above, official transcripts for all non-NDSU coursework must be sent to NDSU. Please list institutions and dates attended below:

Institution Start Date End Date

You must arrange for official transcripts to be sent to: Office of Registration and Records, NDSU Dept. 2831, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050. Failure to list all colleges, universities, online courses, and schools previously attended may result in denial of admission, rescission of admission, dismissal, loss of credit(s), or other appropriate sanctions. In accordance with NDSU Policy 713: Records Retention, some student records are purged after a period of five years of non-attendance. Students who have not attended NDSU for five or more years will be required to submit (or re-submit) transcripts for all coursework previously completed at other institutions.

PLEASE NOTE: NDSU honors suspensions of other institutions. Returning students who have been suspended from another institution may not be considered for readmission until 1 year has lapsed or the suspension has been lifted. Transfer and returning students who fail to report all previous college work are subject to dismissal or loss of credit or both. Courses previously completed at NDSU may only be repeated at NDSU, with the exception of Tri-College courses.

All students making application to North Dakota State University MUST ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. An affirmative response to any of the questions will not automatically prevent admission, but you will be asked to provide additional information. The information will be reviewed by a campus committee. Falsification or omission of information may result in a denial of admission, rescission of admission, dismissal or other appropriate sanctions.
  1. Have you ever pled guilty (or no contest) to or been convicted of a felony?

    *   If YES, please indicate ALL states, cities, counties and dates of convictions below:

    State/Country City County Date
  2. Have you pled guilty/been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of violence (or threat of) in court? (Within the past 10 years) -- "Crime of violence" means an offense that involves substantial risk that physical force may be used against a person or property of another. Examples of crimes of violence include, but are not limited to, abuse, arson, assault (including sexual assault or domestic violence), battery, breaking and entering, burglary, criminal mischief or vandalism, harassment, homicide, menacing, reckless endangerment, stalking, terrorizing, and unlawful restraint or imprisonment.

    *   If YES, please indicate ALL states, cities, counties and dates of convictions:

    State/Country City County Date
  3. Are you currently required to register as a sex offender in any State? (This includes juvenile offenders who are required to register.)

    *   If YES, please indicate ALL states, cities, and counties where registration is required:

    State/Country City County Date
  4. Have you been dismissed or suspended from a college or university for disciplinary reasons? (Within the last 5 years) (This excludes suspensions based on academic performance.) "Dismissed for disciplinary reasons" means a permanent separation from an institution due to conduct or behavior. "Suspension for disciplinary reasons" means a sanction imposed for disciplinary reasons that results in a student leaving school for a fixed period, but not permanently.

    *   If YES, please indicate institution and date of dismissal:

    Institution Date

If you answered "yes" to any of the above, you will receive additional information in a letter that will be sent to the email address provided on this document. Please be aware that any additional documentation required must be received at least 30 business days prior to the start of the term of which you are seeking re-admission. Failure to provide accurate and truthful information may result in denial, rescission of admission, dismissal, loss of credit, or other appropriate sanctions.


Selecting "Yes" indicates that you will provide NDSU Office of Registration and Records with:

  • official transcripts from all colleges, universities, online courses and schools you attended since leaving NDSU (if applicable)
  • additional documentation if you answered "Yes" to any of the Safety & Security questions
  • a written plan of action that will prepare you to be academically successful at NDSU if returning from suspension

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Office of Registration and Records
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7981 / Toll Free: +1 (800) 608-6378 / Fax: (701) 231-8959
Campus address: Ceres Hall 110
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2831 / P.O. Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:23 PM