This policy establishes principles for determining conditions of re-enrollment for students returning to the college after more than three years.
Students who return after absences greater than three years must reapply for admission. In some cases, students who have been out of the college for a long time, if they have degree programs at all, have programs which differ in kind, quality and format from the expectations of recent years. In these cases, the procedures that follow determine how each case shall be treated.
Upon notice of absence, for students whose studies are interrupted due to military obligations and who return within 36 months of their last enrollment, are readmitted with the same academic status the student had when he or she last attended. It is important to note that the purpose of this policy is not automatically to subject all old degree programs to intensive review and revision. Rather, the intent is to provide students, faculty and academic administrators with a regular and accountable means of dealing with the sometimes serious problems arising from substantial changes between past and current college practices.
The college recognizes all degree programs approved within the last five years prior to the student's re-enrollment date.
Degree programs approved more than five years prior to the student's re-enrollment date are reviewed by the center dean, who may seek the assistance of the student's mentor and/or faculty member with expertise in the student's area of concentration. If the center dean judges that the student's early degree program is sound by contemporary standards, the student is not required to make any additions or changes to the degree program. If the center dean, in consultation with the student and the mentor, judges the once-approved program to be inadequate, the student is asked to prepare a new program for submission through the regular channels following contemporary expectations. Additional degree program planning credit may be required.
If the student is dissatisfied, the regular appeal procedures are available.
Upon notice of absence, students whose studies are interrupted due to military obligations, and who return within 36 months of their last enrollment, are readmitted with the same academic status the student had when he or she last attended: