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READMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FORMER STUDENTS
Readmission School/College Specific Policy
College of Arts & Media
All students who have not registered and attended classes at the university for one calendar year (three consecutive semesters, including summer term) or longer must apply for readmission through the CU Denver Office of Admissions. Former music majors who have not registered at the university for three consecutive semesters (not including summers) may need to re-apply to the Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies. Contact CAM@ucdenver.edu for more details.
Due to the dynamic nature of College of Arts & Media programs, returning students who have not attended in more than five years must complete their programs based on the current curriculum and policies.
For students newly admitted to the Business School and former business students readmitted to the school after an absence of three semesters, applicable credits up to five years old will be counted toward business degree requirements. Courses more than eight years old will be evaluated individually for their current relevance to the degree program. Students may be required to update their knowledge by taking additional courses when past courses are outdated. Generally, business courses more than 8 years old will not apply toward degree credit.
A University of Colorado student from another campus, or a Denver campus student who has not registered for three consecutive semesters (summers included), is considered a former student and must reapply for admission. Former Denver campus business degree students will be automatically readmitted to the school for up to three years from the semester they last attended if they are in good standing (not on probation or suspension) in the school. Students who have not attended for more than three years, or who have completed the equivalent of 12 or more semester hours at another institution of higher education, must meet the admission and degree requirements applicable at the time they reapply.
School of Education and Human Development
All SEHD students who have not registered and attended classes on the Denver Campus for one calendar year (3 consecutive semesters, including summer) or longer must reapply for admission to the Office of Admissions. Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible to gain readmission. Students not in good academic standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Students who have attended the University of Colorado, Denver and have been admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, but never registered and attended or have not registered for and attended classes on the Denver Campus for one year or longer (3 consecutive semesters, including summer), must reapply for admission through the Office of Admissions (per University policy). Students who are in good academic standing are eligible to gain readmission to the college, but students who are not must follow the academic probation and suspension policies before they can be readmitted.
This policy applies to any student who meets all of the following criteria:
- Is a former degree-seeking CU Denver campus student,
- Is a former declared CLAS student, and
- Has not completed any transfer coursework since leaving CU Denver.
Once the university has readmitted a student, the following guidelines will help to determine the academic requirements and catalog that a student will follow to complete their academic program. These policies apply to all degree granting programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including graduate programs, undergraduate majors, undergraduate minors, certificates (graduate, undergraduate and non-degree seeking), unless other program-specific policies are established and explicitly stated in the academic catalog under the academic program requirements. Students should always meet with both their CLAS advisor and program advisor(s) as soon as they are readmitted to make sure that they know what catalog and degree requirements that they must follow. Advisors will make sure that credits are applied to a student’s specific degree requirements according to the best fit, and will work with the appropriate graduation certification team to make sure that the student’s degree audit (when available) is accurate.
All students are responsible for requisite knowledge for courses with prerequisites. A student may have taken prerequisite coursework, but either because they have been away from the subject matter for any amount of time or because there have been new developments in the discipline in the intervening time may lack some of this requisite knowledge. Students may substantially benefit from retaking prerequisite coursework, though they will not receive duplicate credit for courses that have been taken previously and only one iteration of the course will apply toward fulfilling degree requirements.
If a student has completed a minimum of 60 credit hours that are applicable toward a degree, or the equivalent of half the coursework applicable toward the degree through their last active term, the college will allow the student to choose to either
- follow the college requirements established in the academic catalog from the admit term of their most recent matriculation, provided that the courses and curriculum are still offered, or
- follow the college requirements established in the academic catalog under their new admit term.
If a student has completed a minimum of half the coursework applicable toward a major, minor, or certificate program through their last active term, the major department will allow the student to choose to either
- follow the program requirements established in the academic catalog from the admit term of their most recent matriculation, provided that the courses and curriculum are still offered, or
- follow the program requirements established in the academic catalog under their new admit term.
Students must meet with their CLAS and departmental advisors when they are readmitted to determine which of these options are available.
If a student has completed less than 60 credit hours that are applicable toward a degree, or less than the equivalent of half the coursework applicable toward the degree through their last active term, the college requires the student to follow the college and program requirements established in the academic catalog under their new admit term.
Any exceptions to this policy will be reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee and approved by the appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean.
Students Returning Who Are in Good Standing
CU Denver students who have not registered and attended classes on the Denver Campus for one year or longer and who have not attended another institution since the University of Colorado are considered returning students and must formally apply for readmission. An additional application fee is only required if changing from undergraduate to graduate or non-degree to degree status or if a degree was earned and the student is applying for a second degree. Students applying for readmission may complete an online application (preferred) or download an application form at www.ucdenver.edu/admissions. If applying online and a fee is not required, students should indicate “pay by check” when prompted for application fee payment. The fee requirement is then removed during application processing. A paper application may also be requested by calling 303-556-2704 or by email at email@example.com.
Students Returning Who Are Not in Good Academic Standing
Students on Suspension
During the one-year academic suspension period, students who wish to return to the university should consider one (or both) of the following actions:
- Attend another regionally-accredited college/university.
- Students who choose to attend another institution while on academic suspension can take as many or as few credits as they choose, but must earn a 2.750 cumulative GPA in all transferable course work.
- Students should consult their academic advisor to discuss appropriate course work.
Students should use the time off to directly address and resolve the factors that contributed to the academic difficulty.
After the one-year suspension period has elapsed, students must petition the appellate committee (of the school or college they wish to enter) for readmission and meet and document at least one of the following criteria:
- Attendance at another regionally accredited college/university where they earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.750 in transferable credit.
- Explanation of their previous academic difficulty, demonstration of what has changed and how this will allow them to now achieve and maintain good academic standing (including a semester GPA of at least 2.300 and a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.000).
Students who choose to petition their college’s appellate committee for re-admission must submit their petitions by the following deadlines:
- For fall admission: June 1
- For spring admission: December 1
- For Maymester/summer admission: April 1
If a student is granted readmission and his/her CU GPA is below a 2.0, s/he will be re-admitted on restricted academic probation. These students must meet the condition of restricted academic probation every semester until their cumulative CU GPA is at least a 2.000.
Students Who Have Attended another College or Institution
Students who have attended another college or university since last attending the University of Colorado must apply as transfer students and meet the admission criteria and transfer student deadlines for receipt of documents. This requires payment of the $50 (subject to change) nonrefundable application fee and submission of one official transcript from each college or university attended since last enrollment at CU Denver. Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to:
Office of Admissions
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 167
P. O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Students Who Last Attended another University of Colorado Institution
Students who last attended another University of Colorado campus as a degree-seeking student must formally apply for admission and meet the admission criteria of CU Denver. An application fee is not required unless going from undergraduate to graduate status, from non-degree to degree status or if a degree was earned. Students may apply online (preferred) or download a paper application at www.ucdenver.edu/admissions. If applying online, students should indicate “pay by check” when prompted for application fee payment. The fee requirement is then removed during application processing. A paper application may also be requested by calling 303-556-2704 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. University of Colorado transcripts are not required, but official transcripts from each college or university attended prior to enrollment at the University of Colorado must be submitted.