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Academic Recovery Program

This program is designed as an alternative to the summer reinstatement program that assists first-time freshmen in recovering from academic suspension with a personalized plan of support and resources.

How It Works

Submit Program Petition

Your petition must be submitted between June 1, 2023, and August 11, 2023, and include a written statement to be considered for the program. Download Petition Here

Attend Intake Meeting

You will meet with an Academic Recovery Program advisor to make your personalized plan. You will be notified if you are admitted to the program after your intake meeting has been completed and reviewed.

Enroll for Fall 2023

If admitted to the program, you must enroll in, and complete, at least 6 credit hours in-person at OSU-Stillwater and then earn a minimum 2.0 semester GPA for Fall 2023 to continue OSU enrollment.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should participate in this program?

    The Academic Recovery Program is designed specifically for first-time freshmen who have been academically suspended for the first time at the end of the spring semester.

  • How do I sign up for the Academic Recovery Program?

    You must submit the designated Academic Recovery Program Petition and a written statement and have an intake meeting with an advisor in University College Advising (UCA).


    Petitions will be open beginning Thursday, June 1, 2023, and accepted on a continued basis. Students must have their meeting with an UCA advisor no later than Friday, August 11, 2023.

  • What are the general expectations for the Academic Recovery Program?
    • You will meet with an UCA advisor to create a personalized plan for success that includes regular meetings with your UCA advisor, as well as other university support staff as mutually agreed upon.


    • While in the program, you will be assigned to University College as an Undeclared major. You can return to your previous major or declare to a different major after meeting the GPA and major requirements.


    • You must enroll in, and complete, a minimum of 6 credit hours at OSU-Stillwater that apply toward an OSU degree and earn at least a 2.0 semester GPA or raise your overall GPA to the minimum required standard.

  • What courses can I take while participating in the Academic Recovery Program?
    • Courses taught at OSU-Stillwater


    • Core academic courses with either a general education designation or meet other specified requirements for your desired degree program


    • Regularly graded courses (not pass/fail)

  • What courses are not permitted for the Academic Recovery Program?
    • Courses taken at other institutions


    • Transfer courses


    • Off-campus outreach courses offered by OSU Individual Study


    • Courses related to minors, double majors, and teacher certification endorsements that are not specified requirements for the your degree program


    • Activity, performance, and remedial courses (except required music performance courses for music majors)


    • Pass/No Pass or Pass/Fail courses

  • What courses may be permitted, with special permission?
    • Degree program electives are allowed with the approval of your UCA advisor and the Director of Student Academic Services.


    • A course repeat, according to repeat policy guidelines, is allowed with your advisor's approval.

  • What happens if I do not meet the minimum requirement of a 2.0 semester GPA or raise my overall GPA to the minimum requirement at the end of the fall semester?

    Your record will reflect "Academic Suspension" at the conclusion of the fall semester, and you will not be eligible to appeal for reinstatement for the following spring semester.  You will be able to return to Oklahoma State University only after you have demonstrated, by attending another institution, the ability to succeed academically by raising your GPA to the retention standards and applying for readmission.

  • What should be included in the written statement that is supposed to be submitted with the petition?

    Your written statement should be typewritten with your name and student ID at the top and address the following questions:

      • What do you believe were the reasons for your unsatisfactory academic performance and suspension from Oklahoma State University?

      • Please explain how your personal and academic circumstances have impacted your ability for success at OSU. In particular, note any experience that might help you succeed academically if given another opportunity to attend Oklahoma State University.

      • If accepted into the Academic Recovery Program, what will your plan of action be for overcoming the problems that led to your poor academic performance or suspension? Note any additional steps you plan to take to enhance your chances for academic success.

      • If you wish to change your college/major from your last enrollment, please explain the reasons behind your decision.




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