58-00 Re-enrollment as a Degree Candidate


58-50 Conditions for Re-enrollment as a Degree Candidate

Re-enrollment is a two-step process. The University approves re-enrollment; the college approves enrollment into an academic program.

Action for approval or denial of a request for re-enrollment is covered under one of the following cases:

  1. If the student is requesting re-enrollment:
    1. into the same program in which the student was previously enrolled, and;
    2. the student was not last enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies or in a common year designation, and;
    3. that program is not approved for administrative enrollment control, and;
    4. when last enrolled the student's cumulative grade point average was 2.00 or higher, depending on program requirements*
      then the re-enrollment request is immediately approved. The Registrar will inform the student and the dean of the college of the re-enrollment decision.

Colleges may request the Registrar's Office to automatically place a registration hold after the re-enrollment request has been approved to insure that proper advising occurs. A registration hold will prevent the student from registering for courses but will not impede the re-enrollment process.

If the student has enrolled at another college or university since last enrolling at Penn State, the Registrar will approve the re-enrollment request, but will automatically place a registration hold for a review by the dean of the college if so requested by the college.

  1. If the student is requesting re-enrollment:
    1. into a different program than the one in which the student was previously enrolled, or;
    2. the student was last enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies or in a common year designation, or;
    3. that program is approved for administrative enrollment control, or;
    4. when last enrolled the student's cumulative grade point average was less than 2.00 or higher, depending on program requirements*
      then the re-enrollment request requires review of the dean of the college or director of the Division of Undergraduate Studies. After final determination by the dean or director, the Registrar is notified of the re-enrollment decision and the Registrar notifies the student.
  2. If a student is not approved to re-enroll into the requested program, the student may apply for re-enrollment into a different program. This subsequent request is considered under condition (2) above.

* For example, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Penn State require a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 for all Teacher Certification Programs offered at the University.

K-1 Re-enrollment as a Degree Candidate Procedure

Revised: 4/26/05
Revised: 12/7/07