Readmission Process

  • Readmission is a process for degree seeking graduate students who have a) voluntarily withdrawn from the University (a withdrawal form submitted for a semester or session), or b) interrupted their registration for one or more semesters (including an approved leave of absence). In each case students had the intention to return to their studies within the original admission period. At the time of withdrawal or last registration, the graduate student should have been in good academic standing (3.0 or better cumulative GPA), although an existing academic probation status may be considered if the conditions for probation have been met or will be met in the semester or session of the next enrollment. This readmission process does not cancel conditions of an original Provisional admission status if these have not yet been met, or an academic probation status being given if the student’s cumulative GPA is below a 3.0 at the time of the application for readmission.

    The readmission process is also applicable for Advanced Special status, non degree seeking students in good academic standing who wish to return to graduate study following a break in registration.

    Students may be readmitted only to the graduate program of their original admission, or to the status in which they were last enrolled. Readmission is not possible for students who voluntarily withdraw from the graduate program in which they were admitted (see section on withdrawal from a graduate program).

    A formal readmission may be granted for master’s or non-degree seeking students in good academic standing whose original admission time period has lapsed, and whose extenuating circumstances may be considered for a second 5-year admission period to the program of the original admission or to the Advanced Special status. In the case of the master’s degree seeking student, the second five year admission period will come under the catalog in existence at the time of the second admission period. For some graduate programs, the curriculum may not have changed, and the student will not be affected. For other graduate programs the curriculum, courses or program requirements may have changed in the most recent catalog (s). Courses may no longer be offered and the curriculum or programs requirements may have been substantially revised.

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