Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students should apply for readmission if they did not complete a semester and wish to re-enroll as a degree-seeking student.

Information about Undergraduate Readmission is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Graduate Students

Readmission

A formal request for readmission to The Graduate School is required whenever a student fails to register for a regular (fall/spring) semester or withdraws during a semester for any reason—whether the student had an approved leave of absence, withdrew during the semester, or simply did not register. To resume their studies, such students must submit an Application for Readmission according to the following deadlines:

  • July 1 for the fall semester
  • December 1 for the spring semester
  • April 1 for the first summer session
  • June 1 for the second summer session

Readmission after a long absence is not automatic and will be reviewed carefully by the academic program prior to making a recommendation to The Graduate School.

If a student has not been enrolled for one academic year, a new application for residence status for tuition purposes must be submitted with all readmission requests.

If a student is not registered for as long as two academic years, a new immunization record and Medical History Form must also be submitted to Campus Health Services to avoid future registration cancellation.

Reapplication

An individual must formally apply for new admission (Admission Application, application fee, current GRE scores, etc.) in the following circumstances:

  • An individual remains unregistered for five years or longer and wishes to resume graduate study. The academic program and The Graduate School will consult to determine if credits previously earned will meet current degree requirements.
  • An individual withdraws during the first semester of enrollment in an academic program and later wishes to pursue the degree after two years have passed.
  • A student exceeds the time limit for degree completion and wishes to continue his or her studies. See Time Limit for Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree for information about time limits and options for extensions.

To resume their studies, such students must submit an Admission Application request according to the following deadlines:

  • July 1 for the fall semester
  • December 1 for the spring semester
  • April 1 for the first summer session
  • June 1 for the second summer session

Students should first contact their former academic program to develop a feasible academic plan for returning to complete the degree. The academic program and The Graduate School will consult to determine admission application requirements, an academic plan for completion of degree requirements, and a new timeline for completion. The academic plan should be submitted as part of the reapplication materials.

If a student has not been enrolled for one academic year, a new application for residence status for tuition purposes must be submitted with all reapplication requests.