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Required to Withdraw and Reinstatement

What does "required to withdraw" mean?

A student who is on Academic Probation and who has completed a minimum of 27.0 semester credit hours and whose TGPA and CGPA are both less than 2.00 will be required to withdraw and not permitted to enroll in undergraduate courses for two semesters (6 months)

It is recommended that students review KPU's Policy regarding academic standing. This allow students greater understanding of our academic requirements and outlines the procedural guidelines for our academic standards.

Next Steps

Meet with an advisor to discuss reinstatement

After you are required to withdraw, you are welcome to meet with an academic advisor to discuss your academic status and the reinstatement process. To meet with an advisor visit advisorconnect.kpu.ca to book an appointment. To find the right advising team to meet with, please visit this page. *International students should meet with international advisor. Find more information about international advising here.

Understanding the reinstatement process

Students who have been required to withdraw for academic reasons may request their reinstatement to KPU for a term which begins at least six months after the student was initially required to withdraw. It is important to be aware that KPU has strict deadlines for reinstatement and students are cautioned to ensure they are aware of the timelines.

What are the Deadlines for Reinstatement?

The request for reinstatement must be submitted by the deadline for the semester you plan to return (see table below). Students should begin the reinstatement process early in their submission timeline as it will require an appointment with an academic advisor. (Two months prior to the submission deadline is recommended) 

Students will also be required to re-apply to KPU as a separate (online) process.

Required to Withdraw Earliest Term of Return Online Application Period Submission Period for Reinstatement Request
End of Fall term Next Fall term kpu.ca/admission/deadlines

March 15 - May 15 domestic students

March 1-May 1 international students

End of Spring term Next Spring term

September 1 - October 15 domestic students

August 1-October 1 international students

End of Summer term Next Summer term

January 1 - March 1domestic students

December 1- February 1 international students

 

Academic Suspension Earliest Term of Return Online Application Period Submission Period for Reinstatement Request
End of Fall term Next Spring term kpu.ca/admission/deadlines

September 1 - October 15 domestic students

August 1-October 1 international students

End of Spring term Next Summer term

January 1 - March 1domestic students

December 1- February 1 international students

End of Summer term Next Fall term

March 15 - May 15 domestic students

March 1-May 1 international students

 

*KPU has strict deadlines for students applying for reinstatement. Late reinstatement packages will only be processed for the following term, due to the time required for review.

What is involved in the reinstatement process?

Part 1

Students will first be required to make an appointment with an academic advisor for a reinstatement advising session. The appointment is to assist students develop an effective academic plan to ensure future success. Students can book an appointment on Advisor Connect.

Students are expected to come prepared to discuss:

  • The reasons that caused their poor academic standing.
  • Provide a rationale as to why they should be re-admitted.
  • Their academic plans, success strategies.
  • A list of support services that they consider beneficial upon their return.

Part 2

Students will be required to complete a personal assessment explaining why they should be considered for reinstatement. The personal assessment will only be provided during the advising session and can be completed at home. Upon completion, please schedule another appointment with your Academic Advisor on advisorconnect.kpu.ca to submit your (1) Request for Reinstatement form; (2) Personal Assessment for Reinstatement; and (3) optional supporting documents such as reference letters etc.