Undergraduate Catalog


Any former undergraduate who has not attended Western Illinois University for one or more Spring or Fall terms must submit an undergraduate reentry form to the Office of the Registrar, Sherman Hall 110. An electronic reentry form may be accessed online at wiu.edu/registrar. If students have taken any college-level coursework since attending WIU, they must have an official transcript of this work sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. A student who has been academically suspended and inactive one regular semester following the suspension will be readmitted without appeal to the University by completing the reentry form. The student will be placed on academic probation and required to meet specific stipulations assigned by the University. A student who has been academically dismissed (has one or more academic suspensions) can attend Western only during the Summer terms. If at the end of any Summer term, the student’s cumulative grade point average is equivalent to 2.00 or higher, the student may continue at Western.

Reentry forms and necessary transcripts must be on file at least two weeks prior to the term for which the student is applying.

Students who reenter the University after an absence of two regular terms must meet the requirements of the current catalog unless they receive written permission from the dean of the college in which they are enrolled to continue under an earlier catalog. This written permission must be filed in the Office of the Registrar within nine weeks of matriculation, and the catalog chosen may not predate reentry by more than three years.

New Start Policy

This policy is designed for former WIU students with a severe cumulative honor point deficiency who have not attended WIU for a minimum of three years.

  1. Former WIU students who have not attended WIU for at least three years may petition the Council on Admission, Graduation, and Academic Standards (CAGAS) to have prior grades excluded from subsequent grade point average calculations. Such appeals must be received and approved prior to the student’s reentry to WIU.
  2. All hours earned will count toward total hours for graduation.
  3. All students must have at least a C average in all WIU courses counted toward the major and the minor for graduation.

The New Start provision may be exercised only once, and all grades that a student has received at WIU will be used to determine class rank and honors. Any student under this policy must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours after returning to WIU to qualify for graduation. All courses taken and grades earned will appear on the transcript.