A graduate student, who has been separated from the university as a result of academic dismissal, including time-to-degree dismissal, may only apply for readmission to the university if the student has been separated from the university for a minimum of two calendar years (24 consecutive months) from the date of dismissal. The request to be considered for readmission to the university must be into a graduate program, and readmission to the program from which the student was dismissed may not be sought. A student dismissed as a result of an academic integrity violation is barred from utilizing the Graduate Fresh Start Policy to request readmission.
A graduate student may apply for a Graduate Fresh Start
The graduate student must apply to the desired
program through the standard Admissions
process. Having reviewed the prior and intervening factors
for evidence of
potential for improved
success, the program coordinator, after departmental
review, may recommend to the dean of
Graduate Studies and Research that
readmitted to the university and admitted to the
The dean’s decision is final and
is not subject to appeal.
All credits and grades for
course work taken before readmission under this Graduate Fresh Start
Policy shall remain on the transcript.
a new cumulative (GPA) is
established based on credits
and grades earned from the date of readmission.
may seek readmission to the university though the provisions of this policy only once.
The student’s graduate record will
identified as a
Graduate Fresh Start.
the program in which the student was dismissed are permitted
be transferred to the Graduate Fresh
Start sought degree. Any other
transfer credits must meet the IUP Transfer Credit Policy.
Students seeking a degree under the
Graduate Fresh Start
are not permitted to repeat a previously taken course from the program in which the student was
have it count towards
the previous CGPA that was
prior to readmission. Any course repeat(s) will be counted as a course taken under the Graduate Fresh Start
and applied solely to the new degree sought and new cumulative GPA.
A student who is readmitted under the provisions of
the Graduate Fresh Start Policy shall
be required to
meet current degree requirements.
be academically reviewed under the policies published in the academic catalog at the time of
rematriculation. Students readmitted to the university under this
policy and who were dismissed initially by exceeded time-to-degree requirements may not be granted extensions of time-to-degree requirements.