Union Institute and University


Effective July 1, 2014, as Revised
Previously enrolled students may be required to seek reinstatement or readmission before they are permitted to register. Students returning from an approved leave of absence are not required to seek reinstatement, provided they return on or before the last day of their approved leave.

Students who are reinstated or readmitted are governed by the catalog and/or handbook in effect at the time of their re-entry, including tuition and fees; program curricula, policies, and procedures; and institutional policies and procedures. It is the returning student’s responsibility to inform him/herself of and adhere to all applicable policies.


Reinstatement applies to students seeking to register who

  • have not been registered for 18 months or less;
  • were not on an approved leave of absence during the inactive period; and
  • were not dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons.


A student must seek readmission if he or she has not registered for more than eighteen months, unless the student was on an approved leave of absence for the entire period of non-registration.

Military Service Members

Reinstatement/readmission exceptions exist for service members whose service related commitments prevent being actively registered. In such circumstances, the service member may be reinstated if absent from enrollment for greater than 18 months. A service member re-enrolling at UI&U will maintain her or his class standing/hours earned when last attending.

Reinstatement Procedure

Individuals who have not been actively registered for fewer than 18 months may apply for reinstatement by submitting a letter of request to their program dean or director. Reinstatement will be approved under two conditions: (1) the applicant was not dismissed for academic or ethical reasons (i.e., was in good academic standing as of the last term enrolled and (2) the applicant has no outstanding financial obligations to the university. Individuals seeking reinstatement must first resolve all outstanding financial obligations; individuals who were dismissed must apply for readmission.

The applicant will be notified in writing regarding the decision regarding reinstatement. If the request for reinstatement is approved, the notification letter will provide the date and term of reinstatement, which will usually be at the start of the next term. If the request for reinstatement is not approved, the letter will indicate the reasons for that decision. Reinstatement decisions may not be appealed, but individuals who are denied reinstatement may submit a new request if they have resolved the reasons given for the initial denial.

Readmission Procedure

The readmission process applies to the following:

  • Individuals who have not been actively engaged for more than 18 months prior to the request, and were not on an approved leave of absence.
  • Students who were dismissed for academic and/or disciplinary reasons.

The applicant should notify the appropriate program admissions office of the intent to apply for readmission. The applicant will be notified of any outstanding financial and/or administrative obligations, all of which must be met before the application may be submitted. The procedure for readmission varies by program, as described in individual program handbooks.