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Permit to Re-enroll


To define how and when a degree-seeking student is permitted to re-enroll in graduate study at the University of Kansas.

Applies to: 

All Lawrence/Edwards Campus graduate students

Policy Statement: 

A student who has been actively enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program but who has not been enrolled for one academic year (three consecutive semesters, including the summer semester) or less, may be eligible to use the permit to re-enroll form with the consent of the student's department/program.

A student who has been actively enrolled in a degree-seeking program and has not enrolled for four or more consecutive semesters without an approved Leave of Absence is not eligible to use the permit to re-enroll form and must re-apply for Graduate admission.

The permit to re-enroll form is not available to a student who:

  • was dismissed from a program at KU;
  • was voluntarily discontinued (formally withdrew) from a graduate program;
  • completed the graduate degree program; or
  • most recently enrolled as a non-degree seeking graduate student.

Before completing the permit to re-enroll form, students should contact their graduate program directly to confirm availability of the permit to re-enroll.

Students returning from an approved Leave of Absence will be returned from leave by their department; such students are not required to use the Permit to Re-enroll.


Graduate Studies

Approved by: 
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Approved on: 
Monday, February 17, 2014
Effective on: 
Monday, February 17, 2014
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)

This policy codifies the practices that have been in place at the University of Kansas for a number of years.

Permit to re-enroll, admission, degree-seeking, certificate-seeking
Change History: 

07/11/2016: Updated to remove gendered pronouns.

February 2014: Created to formalize the practice of reenrollment.

Academic Categories: 
Admission to KU

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