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A student who has been suspended from UMBC for poor academic performance may apply for reinstatement after at least one semester away from the university. During the period away from UMBC, the student is expected to complete at least 12 academic credits at another college or university and earn at least a 2.5 GPA in those courses. Once that has been achieved, a student may submit a reinstatement application, which is available on the UMBC website.
The reinstatement application requires the student to explain the reasons for their poor academic performance at UMBC and why they expect to be more successful if allowed to return. The application must be signed by a UMBC academic advisor (usually in the student's major department) and must include official transcripts from all colleges attended during the period of suspension from UMBC. Ordinarily, students who have achieved the 2.5 or higher GPA at a community college or other institution will be reinstated, although the student's total application will be reviewed carefully.