Returning Student Policy

Date of original implementation: December 21, 2010

Date of Last Revision: June, 2011

1) Leave of Absence (LOA): Current students who do not wish to enroll in the next term must visit the
registrar’s office to complete the Leave of Absence form.

2) Students who complete courses, withdraw or go on leave of absence, then wish to return.

If more than five years, the student needs to reapply with all materials through the admissions office.

If five years or less, students need to complete the Reinstatement form through the registrar’s
office, and obtain all of the required signatures to certify they are in good academic and financial standing.

3) Reinstatement: Students who withdraw anytime after their initial registration, even during add/drop, then wish to return.

If more than five years ago, students need to reapply through admissions office.

If five years or less, students need to complete the Reinstatement form through the registrar’s
office, and obtain all of the required signatures to certify they are in good academic and financial standing.

4) Reactivation: Students who complete the application process, do not register, then wish to enroll.

These students have up to three terms within a year, or a year (but no longer than a year) to request deferment to another semester. After a year, documents are disposed and they must reapply.

5) Reapplication: Students who have an incomplete application, and have not been admitted, then wish to enroll.

These students have up to three terms within a year, or a year (but no longer than a year) to request deferment to another semester. They must complete the application process before being admitted. After a year, documents are disposed of and they must reapply.

6) New Degree

Students who wish to complete a degree (certificate, bachelors, master’s, CAGS or EdD) different from their current or past degree must reapply through the admissions office, indicating the new degree on their admissions application and submitting all application materials.

7) Change of program or major

Students who wish to change programs or majors, while still remaining in the same degree program, must complete the change of major form from the registrar’s office and obtain all required signatures, including their advisor/program coordinators from their previous program and the new program. For example, students who wish to change from a master’s in management to a master’s in education need to complete the change of major form in order to change graduate programs. They do not need to reapply using the admissions application.

8) Completion of ILP, ARP: Students who return to complete their projects and graduate.

These students have to complete the Reinstatement form through the registrar’s office, and obtain all of the required signatures to verify that the student is in good academic and financial standing.

 

Individual Responsible for Revision and Implementation: Provost, Dean of Enrollment Management, Registrar and Director of Admissions