A graduate student who is not registered and enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credits in a 12 month period is automatically placed in non-degree seeking (i.e. inactive) status.  Students must be readmitted to the degree program to continue their studies.  Re-admission is at the discretion of the program and is not guaranteed.

Eligibility for Readmission

  • Students who have been Academically Dismissed from the University for Academic Dishonesty may not apply to any graduate program at USF System Institutions.
  • Deadlines: The readmission application and all supporting materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

Additional Requirements for Readmission

Graduate Application:

In order to be considered for readmission, students must submit a new graduate application, application fee, and any required supporting materials.

Test Scores:

The College may require new test scores (GRE/GMAT/TOEFL) and transcripts.

Catalog Year:

Students who are readmitted must meet the degree requirements and policies in the Graduate Catalog in effect at the time of readmission.

Prior Coursework taken at a USF System Institution:

Coursework taken at a USF System Institution prior to readmission may be accepted toward the degree requirements at the discretion of the College.  However, all coursework taken when previously enrolled as a graduate student is included in the overall GPA.  Refer to the Time Limitation Policy for time limits on coursework applied toward the degree.  Students who completed the required coursework and were previously in doctoral candidacy do not have to retake courses older than eight years unless determined by the program.  Students may be required to take new coursework at the program’s discretion. The decision to accept courses previously transferred to USFSM and applied toward the degree is at the discretion of the program.


Students must enroll for the semester in which their readmission is effective.

The readmission policy does NOT apply to inactive students wishing to enroll in a program other than the original admitting program.  These students must submit an application for the new program of interest.  Transcripts of any work completed while not attending a USF System Institution may be required.