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The Graduate School is committed to advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and training. We have several departments that can assist you with questions regarding professional development activities, administrative processes, and graduate student success initiatives. 


Office Hours: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday 
Campus Location: MS 4.01.52 


Fax: 210-458-4332 

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Petition for Reinstatement

A student who has been dismissed academically may petition for reinstatement after one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer) has elapsed from the date of dismissal. Under exceptional circumstances, a petition may be considered earlier.

Once The Graduate School receives your petition for reinstatement, it is submitted to the Department’s Graduate Program Committee. The Graduate Program Committee will review the petitioner’s letter and academic record and make a recommendation concerning reinstatement to the Dean of The Graduate School. If the Petition for Reinstatement is disapproved, the student may not file another petition until the following semester.


Students are required to complete a reinstatement packet along with a letter containing all explanations, recommendations, or doctors’ statements in support of the student’s request for reinstatement and submit them to the Vice Provost & Dean of The Graduate School on or before the following deadlines:

  • June 15 for Fall Semesters
  • October 15 for Spring Semesters
  • March 15 for Summer Semesters

How to Submit your Reinstatement Packet

  • Email: You may submit your Petition for Reinstatement packet with all required materials at


If you have questions on the reinstatement process, please contact: or (210) 458-4331

As a graduate student, you are responsible for reading and completing the Petition for Reinstatement Packet

Graduate Reinstatement Forms:

Petition for Reinstatement Packet: The completed packet must be submitted to The Graduate School by the appropriate deadline.

Early Consideration Waiver: The completed wavier and letter is required for students who have decided to not wait the recommended semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer) from the date of their dismissal.

Reinstatement Flow Chart: This flow chart provides more information on the process for petitioning for reinstatement.