Students who have been withdrawn due to inactivity for a period of 12 consecutive months have the opportunity to reapply for admission. Students will be expected to complete the admissions application, submit a new goal statement and pay the $50 application fee. Upon receipt of the application, the admissions assistant will forward the completed application to the Registrar’s Office where the re-admission process will begin. Students returning to complete their Master’s Project must also re-submit their Master’s Project Proposal for review and re-approval by their chair, reader, program director, and the VP for Academic Affairs prior to re-admission.
Students who have been withdrawn due to inactivity are subject to any and all new degree requirements implemented during the student’s period of withdrawal/inactivity. The new requirements supersede requirements in place at the time of their initial admission to the college.
The admission application kicks off the contract. The Registrar circulates the Internal Re-Admissions Form (IRF) for signatures to verify the following:
- The student is in good academic standing as described in our Academic Progress Policy
- The student account is in good standing – no write-offs, no outstanding balance
- The student is in good standing with the financial aid office
After the student clears these steps, the IRF is forwarded to the program director (PD) with a copy of the student’s transcript. The PD performs a degree audit to determine the following:
Is this student still a candidate for their program based on past academic performance?
If yes, the PD does a degree audit to determine what course(s) are still outstanding and:
- Whether the student has successfully completed Field Experience requirements;
- Does the student have courses 7 years or older that need repeating?
If no, the PD may recommend a program change to General Studies in order for the student to complete the Master’s Project and/or degree.
If the student previously registered and paid for any classes that have subsequently changed to an R, the student may take the class again at half the current tuition rate. If the student is required to take additional classes, those classes will be charged at the current full tuition rate.
The results of the degree audit are communicated to the student in writing via the re-admissions contract. The student confirms their agreement and desire to continue by signing the Re-Admission Contract. The contract states explicitly which courses must be retaken and what the final deadline is. A copy is given to the student.
If the student is unable to meet the newly agreed upon deadline, several outcomes are possible:
- If failure to meet the deadline causes certain courses to expire, the student will need to retake and pass the respective course by paying the difference between the original tuition rate they paid and the current tuition rate.
- If the student simply failed to complete their Master’s Project and they have not exceeded the seven-year rule, a continuation fee of one credit will be assessed for each additional term needed to complete their program. This is effective 7/1/16.
- If failure to meet the deadline violates a firm and final deadline, the student will be withdrawn from the school and will be unable to complete their degree.