Re-Entry Students

Re-Entry Student Information

If you’ve previously attended Cardinal Stritch University and are seeking re-admission to Stritch as a re-entry student, you must:
  • complete the application for admission online
  • submit official transcripts from all institutions attended since leaving the University. Due to the University requirement that all transcripts from prior institutions be on file for all active students, all official transcripts may need to be resubmitted.
  • submit official documentation for admission to specific programs/majors, if required
  • submit additional information, upon request.
Students in traditional, daytime studies who leave the University for two or fewer consecutive semesters (not including summer sessions) will re-enter under the academic program/curriculum in effect at the time of their previous enrollment.

Students in traditional, daytime studies who leave the University for more than two consecutive semesters (not including summer sessions) will re-enter under the academic program/curriculum in effect at the time of their re-entry.

Students in accelerated, evening programs who have been out of class for six months or more are required to submit an application for re-entry to the University and will be required to meet the University graduation requirements and departmental major course requirements in effect at the time of re-entry.

Re-Entry Information


Re-Entry to the College of Business and Management

Students in the College of Business and Management who have been out of class for six months or more are required to:
  • resubmit an application
  • submit official transcripts of any courses taken since leaving the University
  • meet the University graduation requirements and departmental major course requirements in effect at the time of re-entry
All graduate credits applied to a master’s degree must have been earned within seven years prior to the time of graduation. The seven years start with the date of the first class counted toward the degree, NOT from the date of completion of the last class.

In addition, all undergraduate courses that students wish to apply to satisfy one of the prerequisites for a master’s degree program must have been completed within ten years prior to the start of the course for which it is a prerequisite.

Re-Entry into the College of Education and Leadership Doctorate in Leadership Programs

Students who have been out of courses for less than six months may be re-admitted upon receipt of a written request. The student and Chair of the Doctoral Leadership Department will jointly determine the appropriate timeframe for joining a new cohort group.

Students who have been out of courses for more than six months and who have courses other than the dissertation to complete are required to:
  • resubmit an application
  • submit transcripts for courses taken since leaving the University
  • meet the University degree requirements and doctoral program requirements in effect at the time of re-entry
  • pay current tuition rates
  • be accepted by the Admissions Committee of the Doctoral Leadership Department. This policy includes students who have not completed the requirements of ED 761.

How to Appeal the Re-Entry Process

If you want to appeal the re-entry policy, you must appeal in writing. You should submit an appeal letter to the academic advisor, who will forward your written request to the appropriate program chair and College Dean.

The College Dean, in consultation with the program chair and/or Associate Dean, will write a recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean’s recommendation will include the rationale for the recommendation and the impact on the student.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs will make the final decision and respond to your request.

Students who have been dismissed from the University are eligible to reapply to the University one year after the date of their dismissal upon demonstrating an improvement in motivation or preparation for college work. The application for re-admission will be referred to the undergraduate admissions committee for review. For graduate students, a dismissed student’s application for re-admission will be referred to the Graduate Admissions Committee for review. If a student leaves the institution for a semester or more, he or she returns at the same standing.

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