Alternative admission & reinstatement policy

Who Should Apply for Alternative Admissions or Reinstatement?

Student who fall into any of the following two categories may apply for alternative admission or reinstatement.

  1. Students excluded in the past may appeal for reinstatement to the College of Education after not attending Wayne State for more than one year.
  2. Students enrolled in other Wayne State program who currently have less than the minimum GPA for their program of interest and are seeking Alternative Admission into the College of Education.
    1. Programs requiring a 2.5 minimum GPA
      1. Early Childhood (Non-Teacher Certification
      2. Elementary Education
      3. Health and Physical Education Teaching
      4. Secondary Education
      5. Special Education
    2. Programs requiring a 2.0 minimum GPA
      1. Community Health
      2. Exercise and Sport Science
      3. Learning Design and Technology
      4. Sport Management

Note: Not all applicants will be admitted or reinstated. Applications for alternative admission or reinstatement are considered on an individual basis and reviewed by a committee based on academic criteria and merit with the final decision resting with the Assistant Dean of Academic Services.

Student Requirements

  1. Ensure their Wayne State Access ID is activated, and that you have access to Academica. For help, visit
  2. Ensure that you have sent your official transcripts to Wayne State for any coursework completed at another institution during your exclusion from Wayne.
  3. Clear any/all financial holds through the Office of the University Bursar.
  4. Fill out the Alternative Admission & Reinstatement Application.

Application Requirement

In order for your application to be reviewed, please submit the following documentation:

  1. Personal Statement (must be type) addressing the following:
    1. What happened that negatively affected your academic performance?
    2. Discuss how the circumstances affected each semester in which you experience academic difficulty.
    3. How these past circumstances changed or been resolved?
    4. What will you do differently to ensure your future academic success?
  2. Any other documentation you would like the committee to review in order to make a decision. (i.e. documentation of completion of referral activities in Academic Success Center (ASC) and /or Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Career Services, completion of web-based activities from the University Advising Center, medical reports, court documentation etc.).
  3. Unofficial academic transcript from all institutions/colleges attended.
  4. An explanation highlighting the reasons you are pursuing a new major. (Completed as a part of the application)

Apply for Alternative Admissions or Reinstatement

Application Deadlines

  • Spring/Summer Semester - Application submission are due by February 15th.
  • Fall Semester – Application submissions are due by July 15th.
  • Winter Semester – Application submission are due by October 15th.