Readmission of Students

Undergraduate 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. The application should be submitted by one of the following dates: May 1 if requesting readmission for summer session; July 15 for the fall semester; November 1 for the winter term; or December 1 for the spring semester.

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 suspended one time, you are not permitted to take courses at the university for one regular semester (fall or spring). You will not be considered for possible readmission until the next regular semester following the semester for which you were suspended. If you were academically suspended two times, you are not permitted to take courses at the university for two regular semesters (fall or spring). You will not be considered for possible readmission until the next regular semester following the semesters for which you were suspended.

If you were academically dismissed, which occurs after you have been academically suspended two times, you will not be considered for possible readmission for at three years, when you may be considered for academic forgiveness upon readmission.

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. Approval of the Academic Review Committee is required.

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.

Graduate Students

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.

Any graduate student who fails to enroll in any courses at Shippensburg University for 24 continuous months will be placed on inactive status and must submit the Shippensburg Graduate Readmit Application.