Readmission in Good Standing

Students, full- or part-time, degree- or non-degree seeking, who have left Illinois Eastern Community Colleges for reasons other than academic deficiency or misconduct may re-enter college by demonstrating the following:

  • The student must complete an application for readmission and submit it to the Student Services Office prior to the beginning of the term in which the student plans to return to school.
  • The student must be in good academic standing.
  • The student must not have been dismissed from college because of misconduct.
  • Students who return after an absence of more than two years and who had been enrolled in a career and technical certificate or degree program that has been withdrawn will be required to select a new program of study. (Click here for additional information on time to completion for withdrawn CTE programs).

The application for readmission will be evaluated by the standards in place at the time the application is submitted to the Student Services Office. At the District's discretion, the student may be required to complete all steps required for initial admission if such a requirement is considered in the best interest of the District and the student. Students who have been away from college for an extended period of time may be required to repeat courses in which content has changed significantly before being allowed to pursue a degree program or one-year certificate.

Readmission by Petition

Students who have been dismissed from the college because of academic deficiency or misconduct may petition for readmission to the program or the college no sooner than one term following official notification of the dismissal. Petitions for readmission will be heard by an Academic Standards Committee appointed by the college president. The committee will include members of the faculty, one member of the student personnel staff, and the assistant dean of student services. 

Readmission will be granted only to those students who have the required ability and can show that their previous academic problems were due to extraordinary and compelling circumstances that adversely affected their progress.

Petitioners must resubmit all the admission materials required in the first-time admission unless this requirement is waived by the assistant dean of student services. The Academic Standards Committee may allow the petitioner to appear before the committee, if given timely notice.

If the committee denies the request for readmission, the petitioner may appeal for a rehearing before the president of the college. The appeal for a rehearing must show: 

  • That there are new or extraordinary circumstances, not known by or available to the petitioner at the time of the original petition for readmission, which adversely and severely affected the petitioner's ability to meet the academic standards, or
  • That the procedures employed by the committee failed to give the petitioner a fair hearing.

The decision of the president is final and is not subject to review.

A petition for readmission must be made on a form obtained in the Student Services Office. The form must be signed by the  assistant dean of student services and the dean of the college. The assistant dean of student services will route the petition to the proper committee for review.

A student in the Associate Degree in Nursing program who has been denied readmission may re-petition no sooner than three calendar years from the date of his/her original petition. If the nursing student is readmitted, then withdraws or fails, the student will not be allowed to petition again.  (See also special requirements for Readmission of Nursing Students in the Allied Health section of the catalog.)