Admission to College Restoration Program

We review each application on a case-by-case basis. Please note that if you do not meet all criteria, we still encourage you to apply.

Acceptance Criteria

You’ve been placed on Academic Suspension or Probation.

Your GPA is below your academic department standards.

Your account is free of holds, such as financial, student conduct, etc.

Your academic transcript contains no more than one incomplete or “I” grade.

We’ve received recommendations from your academic department.

You’ve completed the online application.

While in the College Restoration Program, you must maintain full-time, matriculated enrollment status with a full-time course load. This allows you access to RIT facilities such as the Student Health Center, Campus Housing, the Student Life Center, etc.

Waiting List

The College Restoration Program limits enrollment to 100 students per term (fall, spring).

It is possible that you may be waitlisted for the one of the following reasons. Please note that if you are waitlisted, you will be given priority over new applicants in the following semester. You will receive an email about participation.

Financial or Student Conduct hold

It is your responsibility to contact the College Restoration Program Director once holds have been removed from your account.

“Closed” out of the program or ineligible at the time classes begin

You will be contacted toward the end of the current semester for participation in the upcoming semester.

How to Apply

  1. Contact your academic department to inform them that you are applying to CRP and ask that they provide course recommendations and information for CRP staff.
  2. Your department will need to enroll you in the recommended courses on SIS.
  3. Submit an online application.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. While our courses do not impact your GPA or count toward graduation requirements, they are credit-equivalent. The combination of our classes with credit-bearing classes allows you to remain at full-time status.

Per NCAA requirements, you cannot participate in varsity sports while in our program.

For Greek Life, ROTC, and other campus groups, it is ultimately up to the executive boards and commanding officers. Almost all teams and official groups on campus have a GPA requirement. We strongly encourage you to be upfront and honest about your academic challenges. Work with your group leadership to make a decision that is in your best interest.

Yes. However, we recommend you limit those hours to 12 per week.

Your individual circumstances will determine if it makes sense to take program-required courses. All credit courses are recommended by your referring department. For instance, some students must re-take classes they previously failed; others choose to use their semester in our program to try classes in a different program to see if they like it before opting to change majors; and some students choose to focus on perspectives or other general education requirements.

Your academic program will determine this. Each academic program has a different timeline, co-op requirement, and prerequisites necessary for graduation. Also, changing academic programs can alter the timeline to graduation.

While enrolled in CRP, you will be assigned to one of our staff members who serves as an academic advisor. Our staff are mentors, not departmental academic advisors. They cannot provide program-specific course recommendations. You will meet with appropriate department personnel before and after reinstatement into an academic program to make decisions about future courses.

You will have the option of up to three “plans” after you successfully complete our program. If you want to return to your referring department, we recommend that you choose that major as your Plan A with alternative programs as plan(s) B/C.  If you are looking to change majors, this would be your Plan A and/or list the School of Individualized Study (SOIS) as a stepping stone into a new program. If you are not accepted into any of your “plans,” you will be suspended.

Your financial support is considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships are not guaranteed and are often based on GPA. We encourage you to reach out to your specific scholarship provider to discuss this. You are still considered full-time status for financial aid and should contact Kari Young with any questions.