Returning from Suspension

Returning from Suspension

Students wishing to re-enroll into a Behrend College major or pre-major after leaving under academic suspension or with less than a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average must prepare a written statement requesting re-enrollment. This statement should include:

  • Reflection on your past goals, on your original major plan, and on your performance;
  • ​Description of any circumstances that caused the academic difficulties that led to your suspension, and how those circumstances have changed;
  • Description of what you have accomplished while away from Penn State Behrend;
  • Development of realistic goals for your prospective major and your plans to achieve these goals;
  • Identification of campus services that will support you upon your return.

Optional documentation also can be included. Examples: 

  • Transcripts demonstrating successful course completion at another institution; completion of online study skills or time management tutorials; bibliography of recent reading;
  • An essay that chronicles your personal growth. How have you changed as a person? What contributed to this growth?
  • A list of activities demonstrating your engagement in exploration or change. Examples are certification of job shadowing, volunteering, work, rehabilitation, or medical documentation.

In addition to this written statement, you must submit the Undergraduate Re-enrollment Form found at

Your re-enrollment form, fee, statement, and supporting documentation should be mailed to

Office of the College Registrar
Metzgar Center
Penn State Behrend
4851 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-0201  

Submission deadlines for student wishing to return from academic suspension are

For a fall 2018 return July 27, 2018
For a spring 2019 semester return December 3, 2018
For a summer 2019 semester return April 15, 2019 
For a fall 2019 return July 26, 2019

Questions related to re-enrollment can be directed to the Penn State Behrend Office of the Registrar. Call 814-898-6104 or email