Readmission

Readmission Process for Master-level, Post-Master Graduate Programs and Graduate Certificates

  • An absence of more than four consecutive semesters from SCSU will require readmission.  If you have been absent from a graduate program for more than four consecutive semesters (including summer term) it will be necessary, to submit a new application, application fee, a new statement of intent, and possibly new admission materials, to be reconsidered for admission.
  • Programs may elect to have a more restrictive time frame. 
  • However slowly or rapidly a student may be able to return to SCSU, the maximum time limit for valid course work is seven years.

Exceptions to the Master-level, Post-Master and Graduate Certificate Readmission Process

  • If you are returning to SCSU (after stopping out) and had an approved Leave of Absence from the School of Graduate Studies, of four semesters or less you do not need to seek readmission.  Your application materials have been maintained electronically.
  • You are encouraged to directly contact your graduate adviser to review changes in curriculum, licensure requirements, and program updates. Your graduate program plan will need to be updated and may need new approval.  Please work directly with the Office of Records and Registration to register for course work.
  • Exceptions may be available if you were called away for active Armed Forces military duty or if you have completed all required SCSU graduate course work and have returned to submit and defend your culminating project, thesis or starred paper.  If you meet one of these exceptions you need to inquire about your standing with the Director of Graduate Student Services, Dr. Melanie Guentzel.
  • The readmission process does not apply to applicants who have been dismissed from SCSU for any reason, including academic dismissal.  Individuals who have been dismissed from SCSU need to inquire about their standing with the Director of Graduate Student Services, Dr. Melanie Guentzel.

 

Readmission Process for Doctoral Programs

  • An absence of two semesters of every three terms (summer, fall, spring) from SCSU will result in the loss of a student’s status as an enrolled doctoral student. Students may reapply for admission to the doctoral program; however, readmission is not guaranteed.
  • If you have been absent from a doctoral program for two semesters of every three terms (summer, fall, spring) or more, it will be necessary to submit a new application, application fee, a new statement of intent, interview with program faculty, and possibly other new admission materials, to be reconsidered for admission.
  •  However slowly or rapidly a student may be able to return to SCSU, the maximum time limit for valid course work is seven years.
  • Students who previously advanced to doctoral candidacy should refer to the Continuous Registration for Doctoral Candidates policy for additional readmission requirements including reapplying for candidacy and registration of missing semester credit hours.
  • Upon readmission, students must directly contact their doctoral adviser to review changes in curriculum, licensure requirements, and program updates. Your doctoral program plan will need to be updated and may need new approval. Please work directly with the Office of Records and Registration to register for course work.

Exceptions to the Doctoral-level Readmission Process

  • If you are returning to SCSU (after stopping out) and had an approved Leave of Absence from the School of Graduate Studies, you do not need to seek readmission. Students who do not return from leave on the specified semester will need to apply for readmission.
  •  Exceptions may be available if you were called away for active Armed Forces military duty. If you meet this exception you need to inquire about your standing with the Director of Graduate Student Services, Dr. Melanie Guentzel.
  • The readmission process does not apply to applicants who have been dismissed from SCSU for any reason, including academic dismissal. Individuals who have been dismissed from SCSU need to inquire about their standing with the Director of Graduate Student Services, Dr. Melanie Guentzel.

MnSCU Board Policy — 3.4 Admissions, Part 5, Subpart G
Students who have been suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons from any post-secondary institution may be denied admission to a MnSCU college or university.

Additional Information — The School of Graduate Studies and the individual programs within it reserve the right to request additional information when they believe it is necessary.