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After withdrawal or absence for one or more semesters, except summer, any student who was in good academic standing at the end of his or her last prior semester of enrollment is eligible for readmission within five years from the initial term of withdrawal or absence.

Special conditions apply for students who were on academic probation when they left or who withdrew for health reasons (see Partial and Semester Withdrawal)

To initiate readmission a student must submit a readmission form, which may be obtained online via the Office for Undergraduate Education website. Students will be permitted to pre-register for the semester for which they are readmitted, provided the request for readmission is received by the deadlines established by the Office for Undergraduate Education. Students who would like a preregistration enrollment appointment must submit the readmission form one month prior to the preregistration enrollment period.

Readmission does not carry with it the awarding of transfer credit for work done at another college or university while a student is away from Emory. To receive credit for such work, the student must reapply to Emory as a transfer student.

For readmission after withdrawal for medical reasons, the Office for Undergraduate Education may consult with any relevant university offices including but not limited to Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Intervention Services. Typically, students who withdraw for medical reasons and are in good academic standing are eligible for readmission after an additional semester on leave from Emory. A physician statement is required for all students returning after a medical leave of absence. The form must be provided by the health care provider(s).

For readmission after a five-year period of absence, students must petition the Committee on Academic Standards (CAS) for approval of the readmission request. The requirement to petition for readmission also applies to students who complete an Oxford Associate of Arts degree but who do not enroll within five years at Emory College. Students readmitted after a five-year period of absence will be subject to the current degree requirements of Emory College of Arts and Sciences as well as the current requirements of any major or minor program that the student declares. Furthermore, the Committee on Academic Standards in consultation with the Office for Undergraduate Education and any relevant departments may determine that individual courses taken prior to the absence may not be used to satisfy degree and/or major or minor requirements.