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UNDERGRADUATE REINSTATEMENT AND READMISSION

Definitions:

Reinstatement: Required of all previously enrolled undergraduate students seeking to re-enroll at Bridgewater State University who have not been enrolled at the university for one full academic year (3 consecutive terms, including the summer session)

Readmission: Undergraduate students who have been separated because of academic or disciplinary reasons from the institution.

Process:

Reinstatement and/or readmission to the university is not guaranteed.  Reinstatement and/or readmission is subject to the following criteria:

1.    All students will be given the academic year calendar at the time of readmission or reinstatement.  Students may elect to resume the program requirements outlined in the catalog that was in place during their enrollment, provided that the catalog is no more than 8 years old at that time of graduation.

2.    Readmission or reinstatement may be subject to space availability.

3.    Readmission or reinstatement may be subject to current admission requirements.

4.    On-campus housing is not offered to reinstated or readmitted students under all circumstances. Students seeking on-campus housing may add their name to the residence hall waiting list but will only be considered if space becomes available.

5.    Please note that if a student withdraws with pending disciplinary charges of any kind, the student will be subject to the provisions of the applicable university policy, procedure or code.

6.    Students who are seeking to enroll at the university following:

 

a.    A university withdrawal under the Undergraduate Withdrawal Policy for a period:

                                               i.         More  than or equal to one full academic year (three consecutive terms, including the summer session) must apply for reinstatement by filing a Reinstatement Application through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Additionally, students must meet with an academic advisor to discuss degree completion and course options.  For additional support and resources, please contact the Academic Achievement Center.

                                             ii.         A medical withdrawal, late withdrawal, or involuntary withdrawal must complete the steps set forth in the Withdrawal Policy

 

b.    A period of non-enrollment:

                                               i.         More  than or equal to one full academic year (three consecutive terms, including the summer session) must apply for reinstatement by filing a Reinstatement Application through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Additionally, students must meet with an academic advisor to discuss degree completion and course options.  For additional support and resources, please contact the Academic Achievement Center.

c.     An academic separation must (i) file with the Office of Admission an Application for Readmission, an official transcript from all institutions attended (if any) since the date of last attendance at BSU and a personal statement explaining the circumstances of separation by the published deadlines and (ii) meet the requirements outlined in the separation or dismissal letter by the Academic Standards Committee before being considered for readmission.  See also, Academic Separation 

d.    A Community Standards, Office of Equal Opportunity or Academic Integrity Policy suspension must (i) file with the Office of Admission an Application for Readmission, an official transcript from all institutions attended (if any) since the date of last attendance at BSU and a personal statement explaining the circumstances of separation by the published deadlines and (ii) comply with the terms of their suspension.  There is no readmission following a Community Standards, Office of Equal Opportunity, or Academic Integrity Policy expulsion.

Upon readmission/reinstatement, transfer credit, if applicable, will be awarded according to the university’s established Transfer Credit Policy. The grade point average achieved at BSU upon separation will be resumed as grades achieved at other institutions are not included when calculating a student’s BSU grade point average.

Readmission or reinstatement to the university does not guarantee renewed financial aid eligibility.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office to be considered for financial aid.

Updated 8/2017  by Peter Wiernicki, Community Standards and Mary Ellis, Academic Affairs

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