If your student has been dismissed from college for poor academic performance, it can be a devastating blow. Both you and your student will need to come to terms with the reality, evaluate what happened, and decide how to move forward.
Most students who are academically dismissed from college are asked to spend a certain period of time out of school. That may be a semester, a year, or even longer. The college recognizes that something went wrong for the student when he was enrolled and hopes that some time away will allow the student to address whatever issues interfered with his success.
Once you and your student have evaluated the situation, and perhaps taken some time away from school, your student may be ready to get back on track.
The decision to return
Before your student begins the readmission process he should be very sure that he is ready to return and to be successful. Some students may be ready to return to school fairly quickly. Perhaps the dismissal itself was all that it took for the student to have a “wake-up call” and he is ready to return with a new attitude and approach. Other students may have significant and serious work to do during their time away. Perhaps your student simply needs time to mature and understand the importance of college. Perhaps he needs to find direction and motivation. Perhaps he has serious health, mental health, or family/life issues that need to be addressed before he can return and be successful.