Reapplications

Reapplication for Admission

Applicants who have been denied admission to a given program may reapply to that program after the passage of one year from
the date of denial by submitting all documents required of a new applicant. Individuals who intend to reapply for admission are
strongly encouraged to contact the Admissions Office prior to reapplying.

Readmission Process after Withdrawal/Dismissal

Students who have been withdrawn from SMU for a period of greater than one year must reapply for admission. These
applicants must submit the materials required by the program to which they are reapplying.
Students who have been dismissed from SMU or denied an appeal may apply for readmission one year after the semester in
which dismissal occurred or the appeal denied, but must provide demonstrable evidence of likely academic success to be
considered. Students who have been dismissed from SMU and not readmitted to a program of study are prohibited from taking
coursework at any SMU campus or online.
Students who are readmitted after an absence of one year or more must complete all requirements of the program in the year of
readmission. This may require additional course work, replacement of courses that have been substantially modified, and/or
other academic requirements.

Readmission after Extended Absence

Students who have been withdrawn from the school for three years or more will be required to have all prior coursework reevaluated
for determination of relevancy to current practice. Faculty members appointed by the program chair will conduct the
evaluation of coursework

Reinstatement

Students who are administratively withdrawn from SMU for failing to remain continuously registered may petition for
reinstatement if the period of absence is less than one year. If the petition for reinstatement is granted, students will continue in
their existing program of study unless changes required by accrediting or regulatory bodies have been enacted during the period
of absence. In such cases, the student will be required to complete the program with any such modifications.

Reinstatement After Administrative Withdrawal for NonContinuous
Enrollment

Students who are administratively withdrawn from SMU for failing to remain continuously registered may petition for
reinstatement if the period of absence is less than one year. If the petition for reinstatement is granted, students will continue in
their existing program of study unless changes required by accrediting or regulatory bodies have been enacted during the period
of absence. In such cases, the student will be required to complete the program with any such modifications.

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