Restart Program

RESTART is a program designed to provide intense services to help students improve their academic success/GPA. This program provides information to the student about college resources as well as several required activities that must be completed prior to re-enrollment. Students who do not follow these guidelines will not be allowed to register for or attend classes at Southwestern Illinois College.

As a result of a student's cumulative GPA at the end of the semester, a student may be restricted from enrollment and placed in the RESTART program based on the following categories of Academic Standing:

  • Academic Probation – cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 1.5
  • Academic Suspension Warning – cumulative GPA below 1.5
  • Academic Suspension – cumulative GPA below 1.5 for 2 consecutive semesters

Each of these categories causes a RESTRICTION to be applied to the student's record and a checklist of RESTART requirements placed on their eSTORM STUDENT CENTER “TO DOs” list. 

Important Reminders


Academic Probation Students

You will not be allowed to enroll unless you have completed all of the requirements:

  • Meet with counselor
  • Attend RESTART workshop (to receive your RESTART certificate, you must arrive on time, bring your completed homework and stay the entire session)

BOTH requirements must be completed BEFORE MAY 15 FOR FALL ENROLLMENT AND DEC. 15 FOR SPRING ENROLLMENT 

Suspension Warning Students

You will not be allowed to enroll unless you have completed all of the requirements:

  • Meet with counselor
  • Attend RESTART workshop (to receive your RESTART certificate, you must arrive on time, bring your completed homework and stay the entire session)
  • Meet second time with counselor

ALL THREE requirements must be completed BEFORE MAY 15 FOR FALL ENROLLMENT AND DEC. 15 FOR SPRING ENROLLMENT 

Academic Suspension Students

You will not be allowed to enroll unless you have completed all of the requirements:

  • Meet with counselor
  • Attend RESTART workshop (to receive your RESTART certificate, you must arrive on time, bring your completed homework and stay the entire session)
  • Meet second time with counselor
  • Submit petition to Counseling Center for review and decision by the Dean of Counseling/Committee

ALL FOUR requirements must be completed BEFORE MAY 15 FOR FALL ENROLLMENT AND DEC. 15 FOR SPRING ENROLLMENT 

Information and Registration 


You must be registered to attend these workshops.

For information or to register for a workshop, please call one of the following phone numbers.

  • Belleville Campus Information Sciences Building Room 1115, 618-235-2700, ext. 5206
  • Sam Wolf Granite City Campus Counseling Center, 618-931-0600, ext. 7333
  • Red Bud Campus Student Development Center, 618-282-6682, ext. 8114
  • East St. Louis Community College Center Counseling Center, 618-874-6592