Re-Entry

Re-Entry after being Dropped

Students dropped from the College of Business are not automatically eligible for Re-Entry. Dropped students must petition the Business Admission Committee to be considered for re-entry. The process is as follows:

  • Contact the College of Business, Office of Undergraduate Affairs at 217-333-2740 to request a Re-entry Petition Form.
  • Complete the petition form (including the personal statement) and submit the completed forms to the Office of Undergraduate Affairs. Please note the due dates and address on the form.
  • The Business Admissions Committee will render a decision. A personal interview may be required.

Re-Entry after a Withdrawal, Cancellation or Leave of Absence

College of Business students who Withdraw, Cancel or chose a Leave of Absence are automatically eligible for re-entry into the College and curriculum they were previously enrolled under two conditions:

  1. The student is in good standing with the College of Business and UIUC
  2. The student's Final Authorized Term has not expired. Students are allowed 9 semesters to complete the Business degree.

Note: A student who was on probation will continue to be on probation when they re-enter.

If a student meets the conditions for automatic Re-Entry but have been absent for more than one semester (not including Summer Sessions), the student must contact a Records Officer in the Office of Undergraduate Affairs at 217-333-2740 in order to reactivate their account and be assigned a registration date and time.

Repeating A Course

Students who elect to repeat a course should note that both the original course grade and repeated course grade are included in their Grade Point Average (GPA) but the credits for the course are counted only once.

  • If a failed course is repeated, credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the second attempt of the course, but both grades are included in the grade point average (GPA).
  • If a successfully completed course is repeated, credit will not be given for the second time; however, both grades are included in the grade point average (GPA).

Grade Replacement Policy

  1. Undergraduate students may repeat courses for grade replacement according to the following set criteria. If these conditions are not met, the general policy governing repeated courses applies.
    • Students may repeat for grade replacement up to a total of 4 distinct courses, not to exceed a maximum of 10 semester hours, taken at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
    • A course in which an academic integrity violation has been officially reported may not be repeated for grade replacement.
    • A course may be repeated for grade replacement only once.
    • Courses may be repeated for grade replacement only in those cases in which students received grades of C–, D+, D, D–, or F on the first attempt.
    • Variable credit courses must be taken for the same number of credit hours when repeated for grade replacement. Special topics courses must be taken for the same topic when repeated for grade replacement.
    • A student who has been awarded a degree from the University of Illinois may not subsequently repeat a course from that degree program for the purposes of grade replacement.
  2. When a student repeats a course for grade replacement, the transcript is affected as follows:
    • Both course enrollments and corresponding grades appear on the official transcript.
    • The first course enrollment on the student’s transcript will be permanently identified as a course that has been repeated for grade replacement.
    • Where a course has been repeated for grade replacement, the course credit earned will be counted only once toward degree and program requirements. In the event that the student should fail the course on the second attempt, the student does not forfeit the original credit.
    • d. When a course has been repeated for grade replacement, only the grade received in the second enrollment for the course will count in the student’s grade point average. In the event that the student should fail the course on the second attempt, while having earned a passing grade in the first attempt, the general policy governing course repeats applies: all grades received, passed, or failed will be counted in the graduation average.
  3. Students must register their intent to use the course repeat for grade replacement option by completing a form in the Office of Undergraduate Affairs—1055 BIF during the first half of the term in which the course is being repeated.
  4. Business courses not eligible for grade replacement are:
    • 300/400 level Accountancy courses.
    • 300/400 level Business Administration courses.
    • 300/400 level Finance courses.
    • Fin 221

Transferring Out of the College

Students who wish to transfer from the College of Business into another UIUC College should first research and obtain the transfer guidelines from the college or department to which they wish to transfer.

Once a student has applied to transfer into another UIUC College and are accepted, their new college will process and change the student's degree program. Approval from Business is not required and it is not necessary to notify Business that you are transferring to another UIUC College.

Note: Each College at UIUC has different rules and timelines for applying to transfer into their programs.

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