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If you were previously enrolled at any of Penn State’s campuses, you may be able to use your Penn State credits toward a new program of study within the University.
|… enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Penn State?||You may qualify for re-enrollment.||You may qualify for academic renewal.|
|… dropped from Penn State for poor academic performance?||You may qualify for academic renewal.||You may qualify for re-enrollment.|
|… previously enrolled in a graduate degree program?||You can complete the Resume Study form through The Graduate School.||You will need to complete a graduate nondegree application through The Graduate School's online application.|
Re-enrollment allows former degree-seeking students who have been away from school for 3 or more years to resume their studies. To qualify for re-enrollment, you must:
- have had a 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA as of your most recent semester at Penn State
- meet the entrance-to-major requirements of your intended degree program, if applicable
- be in good standing with the University
Academic renewal provides the opportunity for students with a poor academic record to start over with a new cumulative GPA. Credit for courses completed with a grade "C" or higher may be used toward a new program if it is applicable to your degree. To qualify for academic renewal, you must:
- have been away from Penn State for four or more years
- have had below a 2.0 cumulative GPA
Nondegree enrollment allows former nondegree students who were not dropped as a result of poor scholarship to resume their studies as a nondegree student. If you were dropped due to poor scholarship, you may be able to still take courses at Penn State. Please contact the World Campus advising office to discuss your options.
How can I request re-enrollment or academic renewal?
To discuss your return to the University, email email@example.com six to eight weeks prior to the semester in which you wish to return. Include the following information: first and last name, telephone number, date of birth, last semester attended, intended degree program, and Penn State ID (if known). A Penn State World Campus adviser will contact you.
Note that the deadline to submit a re-enrollment or nondegree enrollment form for a given semester is 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on the Friday before the first day of classes. Check the academic calendar to see when classes begin.