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Applying for Readmission

All students who have withdrawn or been suspended from DePauw University must apply for readmission. The readmission process includes the following steps:

  • file a complete Application for Readmission in the appropriate office by the stated deadline
  • agree to make appropriate housing arrangements
  • meet all financial obligations to the University prior to submitting the application
  • document accurately activities undertaken since leaving DePauw
  • clear any outstanding holds on the record (including the Student Loan Exit Interview hold)

There are several different types of readmission applications, which are geared to the reason for leaving DePauw. The person designated to receive readmission applications for each area checks to make sure the application is complete and appropriately addresses all relevant issues before presenting it to the person or committee designated to review it.

Type of Readmission Application

Description

Contact Office

Reviewed by

Good Standing

Student withdrew in good academic and social standing and had not taken a medical withdrawal

Registrar’s Office

Registrar

Academic Difficulty

Student in academic difficulty (suspension, probation) at the time of withdrawal

Registrar’s Office

Academic Standing Committee

Student Conduct

Student had been suspended for Community Standards violations or had pending charges at the time of withdrawal.

Student Life

Vice President of Student Life

Academic Integrity

Student had been suspended for Academic Integrity violations or had pending charges at the time of withdrawal.

Academic Affairs

Academic Standing Committee

Medical

Student withdrew for medical reasons during the semester.

Student Life

Vice President of Student Life

Information about the appropriate readmission application will be discussed at exit interviews and included in all suspension letters. In cases where multiple types of applications apply – e.g., for a student who has been suspended for both academics and conduct violations—the Academic Standing Committee, which has members from Student Life, Academic Affairs and the Registrar’s Office, reviews the readmission application. Any readmission application, no matter the type, may be referred to the Academic Standing Committee if there are questions about the student’s academic performance or ability to complete a degree at DePauw.

Good Standing

Students who have left DePauw University in good academic and social standing for reasons other than medical present a plan for completing their degree in their readmission application. The readmission application should address issues that occasioned the withdrawal, especially any academic difficulties experienced while at DePauw, and demonstrate a clear understanding of what is needed to complete the degree.

Deadlines:

For Semester I (Fall and Winter terms) ... July 1 
For Semester II (Spring and May terms) ... Dec. 1

Contact Person: June Wildman, Associate Registrar, junewildman@depauw.edu, 765-658-4143. Application for Readmission

Academic Difficulty

Students were in academic difficulty – either suspended or on academic probation or about to be suspended or placed on probation at the time of withdrawal -- submit their readmission application to the Registrar’s Office which presents it to the Academic Standing Committee for review.  In this application they must convince the committee that they are ready to return and be successful at DePauw. Academic readmission decisions are based on the following considerations:

  • the student has a clear understanding of what caused the difficulty;
  • he/she has addressed the issues thoroughly and honestly;
  • the time away from DePauw has been used productively (statements from employers or faculty members at other institutions may be included).

Students who leave because of poor academic performance will be evaluated on their demonstrated readiness to return to DePauw's academic environment and the likelihood of their completion of a degree in a timely manner. Students who have been suspended may apply for readmission after being away one semester.

The Academic Standing Committee meets weekly through the fall and spring semesters, but only sporadically during the summer and winter term. Therefore, it is important that readmission applications be complete and include all the necessary supporting documents by the deadlines stated below.

For Semester I (Fall and Winter terms) ... July 1 
For Semester II (Spring and May terms) ... Dec. 1

Contact Person: June Wildman, Associate Registrar, junewildman@depauw.edu, 765-658-4143. Application for Readmission

Medical

A student wishing to withdraw from the University for medical reasons should first meet with a staff member in the Office of Student Life. That staff member will explain the medical documentation needed to support the withdrawal and will discuss documentation needed should he/she wish to apply for readmission.

As with other readmission applications, a medical readmission applicant discusses his or her academic plans and how the medical condition affected and might continue to affect studies. However, a medical readmission applicant must also demonstrate readiness to return to school. Specifically, the readmission application should include a statement from a medical provider that indicates the student is ready to return. The student should send a completed Authorization for Release of Medical Information to his/her health care provider. The release of information will allow the health care provider to write the statement and send it to the Wellness Center. The applicant should submit a second Authorization for Release of Medical Information to the Wellness Center. That release allows the Wellness Center to forward a recommendation regarding his/her readiness to return to the person who reviews readmission applications.

The decision to readmit a student who withdraws for medical reasons will be based on the student’s ability to be part of the University and resume the academic rigors required of University students. The University will work with each student and his or her health care provider(s) and family to determine what (if any) reasonable accommodations can be provided by the University to facilitate the student’s successful resumption of his/her academic requirements and other campus activities.

The deadlines for a medical/mental health readmission application are flexible because documentation of readiness to return may not be available. Applicants should be aware, however, that the closer to the beginning of a semester that they submit their application, the harder it is to arrange housing and class schedules. If at all possible, complete applications should be submitted at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

Contact: Student Life, 765-658-4270. Application for Readmission

Student Conduct

Students who are suspended through the Community Standards process for violating the University Code of Conduct should submit their application for readmission to the Vice President for Student Life. Often, conduct suspension letters will state conditions or criteria that must be met to be eligible for readmission. Documentation that these conditions or criteria have been met should be included with the readmission application.

Deadlines:

For Semester I (Fall and Winter terms) ... July 1 
For Semester II (Spring and May terms) ... Dec. 1

Contact: Student Life, 765-658-4270. Application for Readmission

Academic Integrity

Students who are suspended by a University Review Board for violations of the Academic Integrity policy apply for readmission to the dean in Academic Affairs who coordinates the University Review Board. The application is presented to the Academic Standing Committee by the dean for review. Often, the URB’s suspension letter will state conditions or criteria that must be met to be eligible for readmission. Documentation that these conditions or criteria have been met should be included with the readmission application.

Deadlines:

For Semester I (Fall and Winter terms) ... July 1 
For Semester II (Spring and May terms) ... Dec. 1

Contact Person: Julianne Miranda, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, 765-658-6267. Application for Readmission.

Financial Aid Eligibility and Satisfactory Academic Progress

Financial aid eligibility is not considered during readmission reviews nor does being readmitted guarantee financial aid eligibility. Students applying for readmission should review Financial Aid Eligibility: Satisfactory Academic Progress in the Student Handbook and consult with the Financial Aid Office while developing their readmission application.