Applying – Readmission

Applying for Readmission

Important Dates to Remember

Matriculated students who wish to return to the University after voluntarily withdrawing or being separated from the University for academic or disciplinary reasons must apply for readmission. Students granted readmission are subject to the catalog and graduation requirements in place at the time of readmission.

Readmission does not guarantee on-campus housing or financial aid. Readmitted students requesting on campus housing and/or financial aid must contact the appropriate office for assistance. Readmitted students will be contacted by Eastern’s Advising Center to register for courses.

How are decisions on readmission made?

The Office of Admissions’ decision is based primarily on the student’s record while enrolled at Eastern. In most cases, students in good academic standing (Eastern GPA of 2.0 or higher) with no outstanding financial or administrative obligations to the University are granted readmission .

In general, students requesting readmission who are not in good academic standing (Eastern GPA less than 2.0) are referred to Eastern’s School of Continuing Education to complete course work in non-matriculated status to improve the Eastern cumulative grade point average to good standing. Once the Eastern GPA is in good academic standing, readmission can be granted.

Fresh Start Policy:

The Fresh Start readmission option is designed for students who have attempted fewer than 60 credits during their initial matriculation at Eastern, had a cumulative GPA below 2.0 during that period, and have not been matriculated at Eastern for at least 3 academic years. Prior to admission under this program, the student will need to demonstrate evidence of academic or professional achievement since leaving Eastern. Upon readmission, the following guidelines will apply:

  • The decision to readmit a student under this policy will be made by the Admissions Office.
  • The student’s previous academic record, while matriculated at Eastern, will be treated like that of a transfer student.
  • Graduation requirements will be determined by the catalog at the time of re-entry.
  • A minimum of 30 credits will be required in residence at Eastern after readmission , regardless of previous total credits completed at Eastern and/or elsewhere.
  • Courses taken at Eastern while not matriculated will not be impacted by the Fresh Start.
  • This option can only be used once.

Please click here for the Fresh Start Application.

Please contact Jeff Buskey with any questions you may have about applying through Fresh Start at: buskeyj@easternct.edu or at (860)465-5021.


Will credits earned at other colleges apply to my Eastern degree upon my return?

Students who have completed course work at another accredited institution are required to submit an official transcript to the Office of Admissions for transfer credit evaluation. Eastern’s transfer credit policies apply. While credit for courses taken at other accredited institutions may be awarded in transfer, the grades earned at the prior institution do not transfer to Eastern, and therefore do not impact the student’s Eastern GPA. Moreover, grades earned in courses taken at other colleges have no bearing on the decision for readmission to Eastern.

Submit applications for readmission to:
Apply online or fill out our Application for Readmission
Office of Admissions
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Please contact us by phone at (860) 465-5286, by email at admissions@easternct.edu or by fax at (860) 465-5544.

Eastern Connecticut State University admits students of any age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or non disqualifying handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activity generally accorded or made available to students at the University.

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