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Readmission to the University

Students who began attendance, then subsequently left, may apply to return to the University to continue their studies.  Students returning within 12-months, who did not attend another institution, or attempted fewer than 12-credits after leaving Southern, may complete the Readmission Application with the Registrar’s Office. 

Readmission applications are due 1 week prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing and student registration during the add/drop period.

Upon approval, students will be reinstated to their last program of study and will be held to the academic requirements of the catalog previously in effect.  In addition, students who left the University and now meet all requirements for graduation based on transfer credit(s), may apply for readmission through the Registrar’s Office in order to apply for graduation.  

Please note: Students who earned 12 or more credits at another institution, after leaving Southern, are not eligible to apply for Readmission through the Registrar's Office, and must complete a new application with the Admissions Office

Readmission after 12-months:

Undergraduate students returning after 12–months, and otherwise following the same criteria above, may also complete the Readmission Application with the Registrar’s Office; however, students will be return as Undeclared majors in the current catalog year. Graduate students seeking readmission after 12-months must complete a new application with the Admissions Office. 

Students who are able to present documentation regarding unforeseen personal circumstances beyond their control that may have impacted their ability to return to the University sooner, may complete the Readmission Application and include an appeal to the Academic Dean, to be considered for reinstatement through the Registrar's Office, and to their last program of study and catalog year previously in effect.

Readmission following Academic Dismissal: 

Any undergraduate student who has been academically dismissed may continue study as a non-matriculated student.  Once he or she has attained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher he or she may complete the Readmission Application with the Registrar’s Office. 

A graduate student who is dismissed must complete a new application with the Admissions Office, after the lapse of one semester, and include a petition to the graduate program coordinator describing why he or she will be successful if readmitted.