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Reinstatement to CGU Reinstatement to CGU


Reinstatement, sometimes referred to as readmission, is the process of returning to CGU to resume your studies. Reinstatement is limited to the degree program in which you were previously enrolled at CGU. Former students who wish to pursue a new degree must submit a complete application through Admissions.

Consideration for reinstatement involves a review of your student record and an evaluation of your academic progress to degree. At the discretion of your program, you may be required to enroll in additional courses and/or complete additional degree requirements in order to qualify for your degree. This review is necessary to ensure the relevancy of your academic work for your new anticipated degree date.

Eligibility for Reinstatement

CGU students are eligible for reinstatement if all of the following qualifications are met:

  • You did not have an active student status in the previous semester. Active student status refers to enrollment in classes or an approved leave of absence.
  • You are requesting a return to the same degree program in which you were last enrolled.
  • You have no outstanding obligations to the University.
  • You were not previously dismissed from the University.
  • You have been away from the university for fewer than five years.

Note that except for your official transcript, CGU retains student files for a period of only five years following a student's last semester of enrollment. If the last semester of enrollment for you was five or more years ago, a new application through the Admissions Office is required.

To assist your academic department in evaluating your request for reinstatement, you may be required to provide the following documentation:

  • Updated letters of recommendation
  • Updated resume
  • Transcripts
  • GRE, GMAT, or other test scores
  • A degree plan or outline of dates and academic goals to establish your new time to degree

International Students: For SEVIS and immigration purposes, international students considering a return to CGU are advised to use the new student application process through Admissions. For guidance, please consult with the Office of International Students & Scholars Services.

Procedure: Applying for Reinstatement

Before You Apply: If you still have access, check your MyCGU portal or contact the Registrar's Office to determine if any there are any impediments to your return. Obstacles to your immediate return include the following.

  • Past Due Balance: You must address all outstanding financial obligations before you can return to CGU. See the Student Accounts webpage for contact information.
  • Academic Probation: If you were on academic probation during your last semester of enrollment, you will be required to meet with your department to determine whether you are eligible to resume your studies at CGU. Review CGU's academic standards on the Satisfactory Academic Progress page.
  • Time to Degree: If you exceeded your time to degree during your last semester of enrollment, you will be required to determine a new graduation date and to define, with your advisor, a plan for completing degree requirements. For additional information, review the Time to Degree policy.
  • Other Holds: The same holds that prevent registration each semester impact your ability to apply for readmission. MyCGU or the Registrar's Office can provide information on any holds that may exist on your student record.

Application: Complete the Application for Reinstatement (found on the Registrar's Form Index) and submit it to the Registrar's Office, along with your personal statement, and the non-refundable reinstatement fee. (See the Tuition & Fees table on the Student Accounts web page for the current fee.) The fee should be paid in cash or check.

Applications should be submitted well in advance of the semester in which you are seeking to return. This will allow sufficient time to give your request full consideration and resolve any outstanding issues that may cause delays to your reinstatement. Verify the registration and semester start dates by consulting the Academic Calendar.

Approvals: All reinstatements are approved by the department. You will be notified by the Registrar's Office once your request has been approved.

Follow Through: Once your request has been approved, be sure to register for the semester in which your student status is reactivated. Registration periods are announced and available in the Academic Calendar. Failure to enroll before the first Add/Drop deadline of the semester will result in automatic cancellation of your student status.

Be sure to review your Student Rights & Responsibilities as well as requirements for maintaining your student status.

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