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How it works

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.

Submit program petition

Your petition must be submitted by August 9, 2024 to be considered for the program. The petition is located at the bottom of this page.

Attend intake meeting

You will meet with an academic recovery program advisor to create your personalized plan. After your intake meeting has been completed and reviewed, you will be notified if you are admitted to the program.

Enroll for fall

If admitted to the program, you must enroll in and complete at least six credit hours in person at OSU-Stillwater and then earn a minimum 2.0 semester GPA for the fall semester 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 you sign up for the Academic Recovery Program?

    You must submit the designated Academic Recovery Program Petition (at the bottom of this page) and have an intake meeting with an academic recovery program advisor.


    Petitions are accepted on a continued basis. Students must meet with an academic recovery program advisor no later than August 9, 2024.

  • What are the general expectations for the Academic Recovery Program?
    • You will meet with an academic recovery program advisor to create a personalized plan for success that includes regular meetings with your academic recovery program 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 you 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)

  • Is there an academic recovery course to help improve a student's study skills?

    Yes, UNIV 2001 Academic Assessment and Evaluation is offered in the fall to help students on probation or in the Academic Recovery Program learn study skills and develop other abilities to improve their overall GPA. Students are strongly encouraged to add this one-credit course to their success plan.

  • 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 academic recovery program advisor and the Assistant Provost of Student Success.


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

  • What happens if you don't meet the minimum requirement of a 2.0 GPA or raise your 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.



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