Readmission Following Withdrawal

Students withdrawn from the University, whether administratively or upon request, may appeal for readmission at the end of the term from which they withdrew. Students who withdraw from the University due to academic suspension may appeal for readmission after 6 months from the date of their suspension. Students begin the appeal for readmission by emailing, or by contacting the Admissions department at (877) 435-7948, ext. 3147. The Admissions department sends students an email with a link to the readmission form.


The form requires the following information and must be completed no less than 60 days prior to the students desired readmission date:

  • The name of the program the student wishes to reenter
  • The reentry target date
  • A list of all previously attended institutions before and after attending WGU
  • The circumstances that led to the withdrawal
  • Why the student believes the WGU model is appropriate in reaching their academic goals
  • How the student has prepared for return, both academically and otherwise
  • Why the student believes they will be able to meet academic progress requirements in their studies if readmitted

Prior to readmission students must meet all financial obligations and/or complete all financial aid paperwork. Students must be financially cleared by the 5th day of the month prior to their anticipated new term start date. If the student completed any college level work elsewhere during the absence from WGU, the student should have an official transcript of that work sent to the Student Records department for evaluation prior to readmission.


Readmitting students are required to enter the most current version of their academic program catalog. Readmitting students are required to fulfill all degree program requirements instituted before or on their scheduled readmission date, including any courses, licensing exams, field experiences, work samples or other degree requirements required in the most current program version. Students appealing for admittance must adhere to all current admission policies unless granted an exemption through an appeal to the University Registrar. Upon review of the student's readmission letter, as well as prior academic and administrative records, the Office of the Registrar will make a determination and will inform students with their conditions of reentry, if eligible. If the readmission request should be denied, students may appeal this decision to the University Registrar, whose decision is final.


Note: For students returning to the IT College; if the IT degree presented for admission into the program is 5 years or older and you have been withdrawn for more than 2 years, any previously applied transfer credit awarded from the completion of the presented IT degree may be removed. This determination will be made the Director of Program Mentoring and the National Director of the IT College.

Only students who appear to have potential for success in the WGU model and within their selected program of study are readmitted. Readmission is not automatic and could be denied for any of the following reasons:

  • Failure to comply with the WGU code of student conduct
  • Failure to meet academic progress requirements
  • Administratively withdrawn for non-payment, non-response or inactivity
  • Multiple withdrawals, either administratively or by request


Readmitted students must be eligible for their desired program of study and are subject to admission and graduation requirements of their degree program at the time of reentry. Additionally, students are placed into the most current catalog version of their program of study. Students readmitted to WGU must complete term enrollment within 10 days of the start of the term with their assigned program mentor. Students must also agree to abide by the WGU's academic progress policy.


Western Governors University
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Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Toll Free: 1-877-435-7948 x 3147


Article Number: 20412, 1043