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Eastern Kentucky University

Office of the Registrar

Registrar 5 Readmission Petition

Readmission Petition

Readmitting to EKU

Students who wish to return to EKU but were academically suspended or dismissed (and sat out the required suspension/dismissal time) with an institutional GPA of less than a 1.5 must appeal for readmission through the Office of the Registrar, in addition to submitting an application for readmission to the Office of Admissions.

Students should complete the Petition for Readmission.

Petition for Immediate Readmission following Academic Suspension

Students on 1st academic suspension are required to sit out from EKU for one full regular semester (see catalog for policies regarding additional suspensions).

  • If there were documented, catastrophic circumstances beyond the student’s control, University policy allows the student to submit a Petition for Immediate Readmission to the Office of the Registrar. The required documentation supporting the petition, the student’s full academic record, and potential to successfully complete college work will be reviewed. If approved, the student will be allowed to attend the semester immediately following the suspension. Please note, the suspension will remain on the academic record and transcript.
  • Academic Dismissal has a mandatory 5 year sit-out period. Students on Dismissal are not allowed to petition for immediate readmission and must sit out their time.

To petition for immediate readmission, students should complete the¬†Petition for Immediate Readmission¬†form and submit all of the supporting documents to the Registrar’s office. All supporting documents must be received by the Registrar’s office within 30 days from the date of petition submission. Documents not received within the 30 day timeframe will null and void the petition.

Office of the Registrar


521 Lancaster Avenue
Whitlock CPO 58, Room 239
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Phone: 859-622-2320
Email: registrar@eku.edu