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Readmission/Reinstatement to MA Program

Readmission / Reinstatement to the MA program in Spanish or Portuguese requires that a letter of support be submitted from your MA mentor, and a letter of intent to include why you should be readmitted, a time line for finishing your degree and what your plans are for your future. If you wish to be reconsidered for any teaching assistantship you should include a letter from the program coordinator. Students are expected to maintain enrollment in 599 once registration has begun. However, if extenuating circumstances necessitate a student to discontinue enrollment in thesis or dissertation hours, he/she can petition for either reinstatement or readmission. The student’s petition to the graduate unit requesting return to graduate studies must include justification for his/her return and time line for completion of degree requirements. The graduate unit will evaluate the petition and determine whether or not the student is eligible for return to graduate study and which process (reinstatement or readmission) is appropriate.

Reinstatement is valid if:

  1. Student has not been enrolled for up to 3 semesters (not including summer).
  2. Student is in good standing.
  3. Graduate Unit approves.
  4. Only remaining requirement is completion of thesis or dissertation (599).
  5. Time to complete the degree is one calendar year or less.
  6. The petition presents an adequate rationale for failure to request a Leave of Absence.

If - reinstatement - is the appropriate choice, the department will submit the approved petition to OGS for processing. Payment of the reinstatement fee ($500.00) must be completed at the Bursar’s Office before the student’s reinstatement is complete.

Readmission is valid if:

  1. Student has not been enrolled for more than 3 semesters AND/OR the student must re-take master’s examination AND/OR the student must take additional course work.
  2. The student is in good standing.
  3. Graduate Unit approves.
  4. Student is within time-to-degree limits, or submits petition for extension with a timeline for completing the degree.

If – readmission - is the appropriate choice, the department will submit the approved petition to OGS.  The student must complete the readmission process (including payment of the application fee) through the Office of Graduate Studies.