Graduate students wishing to return to the university must contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for specific instructions.
An application for re-enrollment is not required for previously enrolled undergraduate students (in academic good standing) who have registered for classes in at least one of the two previous regular academic semesters. Under these circumstances, simply contact your department for advising and an alternate PIN number. If you do not meet these criteria, then you must submit an application for re-enrollment.
1. For Students in Academic Good Standing
- Previously matriculated undergraduate students who have registered for classes in at least one of the two previous regular academic semesters can re-enroll for courses by contacting their department for advising and an alternate PIN number.
- Undergraduate students who have withdrawn from the university voluntarily or who have not been enrolled in the previous two or more regular academic semesters must submit an online application for re-enrollment. Applications may be submitted up to one week prior to the start of the semester for which the student wishes to return. After processing the application, the student will be sent information regarding registration.
2. For Students Not in Academic Good Standing
Students not in academic good standing (regardless of whether the student was dismissed by the university or voluntarily withdrew) must submit an online application for re-enrollment consideration. Applications may be submitted up to two weeks prior to the start of the semester for which the student wishes to return. An Academic Standards Officer will review the application and make a decision on the student’s eligibility to return. If approved, the student will be sent information regarding registration.
If the student is seeking admission to a new college, the Academic Standards Officer of the new college will consult the Academic Standards Officer of the former college before making a decision.
3. For Students Who Have Been Involuntarily Withdrawn from the University
Please see IUP’s Involuntary Withdrawal Policy and its readmission process for information.
4. Additional Information
- To return to the university, log into MyIUP and select “Academics.” You will find “Apply for Re-enrollment to IUP” in the “Academic Record” portal. Complete and submit the form. If you do not have a MyIUP account, claim your account to get MyIUP access. For more information on IUP’s re-enrollment procedures, please access the Registrar’s website.
- Separate from the re-enrollment process, a returning student may be required to address outstanding holds of any kind before being allowed to register for classes.
- Some programs may have enrollment restrictions that affect re-entry. Check with the dean’s office of the college housing the major.
- Applications for students seeking to change their major will be forwarded to the Academic Standards Officer of the college of the requested major. A change of major request will be initiated on the student’s behalf. If approved, the Office of the Registrar will officially change the major while reactivating the student account for registration.
- Students who want to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their financial aid eligibility. Eligibility will be based on financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, and on prior academic record.
- Returning students who have not been enrolled for two years or more may petition their college dean for application of the Cancelled Semester Policy, which provides for cancellation from the cumulative record of the effects of one semester below a GPA of 2.0. Students who have been separated from the university for two consecutive calendar years may petition their college dean to return under the Fresh Start Policy. Students must pay fees and attend classes before a designated semester will be cancelled or the Fresh Start Policy will take effect. Details regarding these policies can also be found in the Academic Policies section in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- A student whose education is interrupted by two or more calendar years will be governed by the requirements in effect at the time of reenrollment to the university. The reenrollment may carry specific requirements/substitutions necessary to provide for program integrity.
- The applicability of course work completed more than 10 years before the degree date is subject to review by the dean or designee for evaluation on a course-by-course basis.