Approval For Reinstatement From MLOA

Submitting Applications for Reinstatement from MLOA

Applications for reinstatement must be submitted to the Dean of Students office no later than eight weeks for law students and six weeks for all other students before the term in which you wish to start. Applications for reinstatement will NOT be considered after the deadlines.  

Please note: Law School applications for reinstatement must be submitted to the Dean of Students office no later than 8 weeks prior to the first day of classes for Fall and Spring Semester and no later than 6 weeks prior to the first day of classes for Summer Semester. See charts for specific dates. Applications must be submitted by 5pm Central Standard time on the MLOA Reinstatement deadline dates listed below. 

Academic Year 2017-2018 Deadlines 

Quarter of Return Reinstatement Deadlines
Winter 2018 November 24, 2017
Spring 2018 February 16, 2018
Summer 2018 May 11, 2018
Fall 2018 August 17, 2018

Law School - Academic Year 2017-2018 Deadlines

Semester of Return Reinstatement Deadlines
Spring Semester 2018 November 10, 2017
Summer Semester 2018 May 4, 2018
Fall Semester 2018 June 29, 2018

Step 1 - Applying for Reinstatement From MLOA

The deadline for requesting a reinstatement beginning Summer Quarter 2018 has passed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students office.

Step 2 - Contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) or Health Services

The student must schedule an interview for reinstatement with CAPS (for mental health reasons) or Health Services (for physical health reasons) and provide documentation of treatment efforts/resolution. Students should also sign a release of information allowing their current treatment providers to speak with CAPS or Health Services staff.

Searle Hall 633 Emerson, Second Floor
Phone: 847.491.2151
CAPS website

Health Services
Searle Hall 633 Emerson Street
Phone: 847.491.8100
Health Services website

Step 3 - Contact the Dean of Student's Office

After the CAPS or Health Services evaluation, the student should contact the Dean of Students office for a reinstatement appointment with one of the Assistant Deans in the Students and Support Services Office:

Dean of Students Office
Scott Hall, 601 University Place
Phone: 847.491.8430
Dean of Students website


The Dean of Students (DOS) will make a determination regarding reinstatement based on the recommendation provided by CAPS and/or Health Services. Reinstatement is based on the student's readiness to manage an academic course load and safely function in our community. The DOS will notify the student and other necessary University offices in writing of the determination, and if approved, whether any conditions will apply. If reinstatement is denied, the student may appeal the determination.


If reinstatement is denied, the student may appeal the determination to the Dean of Students (or his or her designee) in writing within three (3) business days of the decision. The appeal should be made in writing and should set forth the basis for the appeal. The Dean of Students shall review the record and any additional information submitted by the student and renders a decision within ten (10) business days of receiving the appeal. The Dean of Students decision shall be final.

Step 4 -Complete the Former Student To Re-Enter Form

If reinstatement is approved, complete the FRET Form and submit it to your academic dean's office.