Admission of Former Students

Students who have reached time limitation or who have officially withdrawn from the University by submitting a Withdrawal Form, or who are not currently registered are eligible to be considered for readmission into their program. The student's department must recommend that the student be readmitted, stipulating any conditions for readmission that it deems appropriate. If the student's department chooses not to recommend readmission, the student may appeal to the Associate Dean (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies). The decision of the Associate Dean (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) shall be final and not subject to further appeal.

Procedure

Requirements for completion of the program will be evaluated. Some of these requirements may need to be redone or new ones may be added. Applicants must inquire about the fees that will be charged.

The “Request for Readmission” form and other pertinent details regarding the readmission procedure can be on the GPS website for Time Limitation.

Council – February 9, 2004; Revised January 18, 2016.

Senate – March 23, 2016.

PhD - Program Progression

PhD Program Level Term & Status

Term & Status

Term & Status

Program Residency Status
PhD1

Fall – Full-Time 

Winter – Full-time

Summer – Continuing

Residency*

PhD2

Fall – Full-Time 

Winter – Full-time

Summer – Continuing

Residency*

PhD3

Fall – Full-Time 

Winter – Full-time

Summer – Continuing

Residency*

PhD4

Fall – Full-Time 

Winter – Full-time

Summer – Continuing

Continuing  

PhD5

Fall – Additional Session

Winter – Additional Session

Summer - Additional Session

Continuing  

PhD6

Fall – Additional Session

Winter – Additional Session

Summer - Additional Session

Continuing  

PhD7

Fall – Additional Session

Winter – Additional Session

Summer - Additional Session

Time Limitation

The above grid displays the program progression (full-time/continuing/additional session status) applicable to graduate students who are admitted to a PhD program and who remain registered/continuing in their program until degree requirements are completed.

PhD students are required to pay a minimum of 6 full-time terms (if admitted as PhD 2) and 8 full-time terms (if admitted to PhD 1).  If degree requirements are met prior to completion of the residency year (PhD 3), fees for outstanding residency terms will be charged in the final term of registration.

PhD students who interrupt their studies and are readmitted to the same program will be charged fees equivalent to the tuition and/or additional session fees owed for all unregistered terms up to a maximum of the end of PhD7. In addition, students will be charged the applicable fees** for the term of readmission and any future terms of registration up to and including their term of graduation.  Students who are readmitted after time limitation will not be assessed for unregistered terms but will be responsible for all applicable fees** as of the term of readmission.

For example:

If you were not registered for 3 terms and your last registration was the end of PhD 4, upon readmission, you will be charged additional session fees for 3 unregistered terms and the applicable fees** for the term of readmission, and any future terms of registration up to and including your term of graduation.

If you were not registered for 5 terms and your last registration was the end of PhD 6, upon readmission, you will be charged additional session fees for 3 unregistered terms (up to PhD 7) and the applicable fees** for the term of readmission, and any future terms of registration up to and including your term of graduation.

If you were not registered for 3 terms and your last registration was the end of PhD 7 (time limitation), upon readmission you will be charged the applicable fees** for the term of readmission, and any future terms of registration up to and including your term of graduation.

Master’s Degree - Program Progression

Master's Program Level Term & Status Term & Status Term & Status Program Residency Status
Master's Year 1

Fall – Full-Time 

Winter - Full-time Summer - Continuing *Residency
Master's Year 2

Fall – Full-Time 

Winter - Additional Session Summer - Additional Session

*Residency

Continuing
Master's Year 3

Fall  –Additional Session

Winter - Additional Session Summer - Additional Session Time Limitation

The above grid displays the program progression (full-time/continuing/additional session status) applicable to graduate students who are admitted to a Master’s degree and who remain registered/continuing in their program until degree requirements are completed.

Master’s thesis students are normally** required to pay a minimum of 3 full-time terms.

**Master’s non-thesis and some Master’s thesis programs have different residency requirements. Student should refer to the program requirements section of the eCalendar for the residency requirements of their program. If degree requirements are met prior to completion of the residency term (e.g., Master’s Year 2), fees for outstanding residency terms will be charged in the final term of registration.

Master’s thesis students who interrupt their studies and are readmitted to the same program will be charged fees equivalent to tuition and/or additional session fees owed for all unregistered terms up to the end of Master’s Year 3 (applicable to full-time students). In addition, students will be charged the applicable fees** for the term of readmission and any future terms of registration up to and including their term of graduation. Students who are readmitted after time limitation will not be assessed for unregistered terms but will be responsible for all applicable fees** as of the term of readmission.

For example:

If you were not registered for 3 terms and your last registration was the end of Master’s Year 2, upon readmission you will be charged additional session fees for 3 terms and the applicable fees** due for the term of readmission, and any future terms of registration up to and including your term of graduation.

If you were not registered for 3 terms and your last registration was the end of Master’s Year 3 (time limitation), upon readmission you will be charged additional session fees due for the term of readmission, and the applicable fees** for any future terms of registration up to and including your term of graduation.


*Residency refers to the number of terms (or years) students must be registered on a full-time basis to complete their program. Students are not permitted to graduate until they have fulfilled the residence requirement (or paid the corresponding fees) in their program.

** The applicable fees in your term of readmission will depend on whether you are being readmitted with a status of Thesis Full-Time or Thesis Additional Session, which depends on when you were last registered and how many terms you missed. You will be charged the tuition and/or additional session fee for that term, in addition to all of the fees of a regular student which include administrative fees, Student Services, Athletics and Recreation fees, society fees, and potentially health and dental insurance. Details can be found on the Student Accounts website.