Readmission of Students
If you would like to return to the university and were not on an approved leave of absence or if you were dismissed or withdrew for academic reasons, you must complete the Application for Undergraduate Readmission.
If you were in good standing at the time of your withdrawal, your application will be reviewed by either the Admissions Office or your academic dean, as well as other university officials, to ensure successful plan for readmission is in place. Readmission may be denied or deferred if university enrollment is full or if you are applying for a program that is restricted or closed.
If you were academically dismissed one or two times, you may apply for readmission after one calendar year. If you were dismissed three times, you may apply for readmission with either an earned associate degree or after three years have passed.
Readmission is never guaranteed following academic dismissal. It may be granted only if you present compelling evidence of some fundamental change that will then allow you to perform academically at the level needed to graduate.
If you are readmitted within one year of leaving the university, you will be subject to the academic policies and requirements that were in effect at the time of your original matriculation date.
You matriculate by registering for and starting an academic semester as a degree-seeking student. You do not need to declare a major in order to matriculate. If you begin taking classes in the summer, you will be considered as matriculating in the fall semester.
After one year, Enrollment Management, after advisement with the impacted academic offices, may determine whether current policies and requirements (in whole or part) will be applied.
If you are dismissed for academic reasons, you may not apply for readmission to the university for one academic term (excluding summer and winter sessions) following your dismissal. Dismissed students may, however, take classes as a non-degree student in any department other than the one from which you were dismissed. Should a previously dismissed student take classes as a non-degree student and then successfully apply for re-admission, the decision to count for credit courses taken as a non-degree student lies in the sole discretion of the admitting department.
To apply for readmission to a degree-granting graduate program, you must submit the Shippensburg Graduate Readmit Application.
Readmission is never guaranteed following academic dismissal and such application should present evidence you can perform academically at the level needed to obtain a graduate degree or professional certificate.