Policies and General Information
Degree Student Status
Definition: Undergraduate degree students who have presented appropriate credentials for admission and have been accepted as students in a degree program. The following four actions apply only to degree students.
Degree students may transfer to another college/school within the university. To do so, a student must complete a Change of Major/College form and obtain the approval of the deans of the two units involved. Students wishing to transfer must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required for transfer admission into teacher licensure programs in the College of Education and Social Services. Transfers will be approved only if space is available and may be conditional upon students satisfactorily completing requirements set out by the new college/school. Internal transfers to the School of Business Administration must have successfully completed at least one semester of calculus and one semester of economics before being considered for transfer.
Readmission to the University
Degree students who have left the university for one semester or more must write to their dean to request readmission. Students must apply for readmission by October 31 or March 31 preceding the appropriate semester of return.
Withdrawal from the University
Degree students who wish to withdraw from the university must first notify their academic dean in person or writing.
Degree students who wish to withdraw from all current courses at the university for medical reasons must first notify their academic dean in person or in writing. For more information, please refer to the Medical Withdrawal Policy Statement .
Leave of Absence
A leave of absence means that a student in good standing, who is eligible for continued enrollment, ceases to be enrolled and is guaranteed readmission.
- Students submit a written application for a leave of absence to their college/school prior to the beginning of the semester that the leave will take effect. To be confirmed, leave forms must be signed by both the student and the dean.
- Leaves are granted for a finite period of time, and normally may not exceed four semesters. A leave normally may not be granted to students on academic trial or disciplinary probation.
- While on leave, the student’s status is temporarily inactivated. A leave of absence guarantees an individual's readmission only if the student confirms intent to return by the closing date for a normal readmission application (October 31 and March 31 preceding the appropriate semester). A leave does not guarantee housing upon the student's return.
- Unused financial aid will not be carried over. Upon readmission, students must reapply for financial aid according to the Office of Student Financial Services policies and procedures in effect at that time.