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Student Re-entry

Students who re-enter the graduate program after more than four consecutive terms will be required to enter the university under the new program requirements. For nursing readmission guidelines, please refer to the School of Nursing Student Handbook.

An exception to this requirement may be made if the student has two or fewer courses left in his or her program, the re-entry is within two years, and the university still offers the program. If the program is a limited enrollment program, the student will be readmitted on a space available basis. Students who leave the university due to military deployment may request special re-admittance consideration.

If the student was in academic suspension status when he/she left the university, he/she will be required to appeal his/her status to the graduate dean, and his/her reenrollment is conditional upon a successful appeal with the Academic Standards Committee.

If the student was admitted on a probationary basis, the student's academic progress will be evaluated to determine acceptance into the Graduate School upon re-entry.

Program Time Limitations

Students are expected to complete the graduate degree within seven years of beginning graduate study at National American University with the exception of the MSN program in which the expected length of study is five years. Please see Time Limitations.