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Graduate Restart Program Request

The Graduate Restart Program is intended to assist former University of Tennessee graduate students whose cumulative UT graduate grade point average (GPA) is below a 2.00 to re-enroll in a degree program or graduate certificate program without having to overcome the burden of previous unsatisfactory academic performance. To be eligible for the program, a period of at least 3 years (36 months) must have elapsed since the former student’s last enrollment. Students can apply to their previous graduate program, or a different graduate program under the Graduate Restart Program. This form is required as part of the application process for the Graduate Restart program.


  1. Fill out all fields on the form in the Student section.
  2. Adequately answer the three questions listed on this form as part of your Graduate Restart petition.
  3. Be certain to provide the NetID of either your Department Head or the Director of Graduate Studies for your program to co-sign your application.
  4. Sign the form where indicated and submit the form, so that it can be sent to your co-signer and to the Graduate School.