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Restart at WGU after withdrawing.

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If you are considering returning to WGU, we’re here to help you through the process. This page will give you information on how to appeal for readmission to WGU. You are always welcome to contact the Admissions department by e-mail at or phone at 1-877-435-7948 extension 3147, if you need assistance. Make reaching this goal a priority - get started today!

NOTE: if you've graduated from a WGU program and want to return to complete another program, please contact the enrollment department:

You’ll know when you’re ready to come back.

Earning a degree is a big deal. Take time to evaluate if you’re prepared to restart with WGU and complete what you started. A few questions to work through:

Information about readmission.

  • You can actually reenter only when your withdrawal term has ended.
  • Students who are academically suspended must wait a minimum of 6 months from the suspension date before appealing for reentry.
  • The process of readmission must be completed by the 10th day of the month prior to your expected start date.
  • Once approved, you will start a new term on the first of the month after your withdrawal term has ended and when you have completed the required conditions for the restart.
  •  Your financial account must be paid up from prior terms and tuition must be guaranteed by payment or financial aid approval/confirmation.
  •  If you are eligible for financial aid, your financial aid paperwork must be current and completed.

Steps of the readmission process:

Call or email the Admissions department

877-435-7948 ext 3147

The form provided by records will require the following information:

  • The name of the program the student wishes to reenter.
  • The reentry target date.
  • A list of all previously attended institutions before and after attending WGU.
  •  The circumstances that led to the withdrawal.
  • Why the student believes the WGU model is appropriate in reaching his/her academic goals.
  • How the student has prepared for return, both academically and otherwise.
  • Why the student believes he/she will be able to meet academic progress requirements in his/her studies if readmitted.

A readmission appeal form must be completed 60 days prior to your desired start date.

If the student completed any college-level work elsewhere during the absence from WGU, the transfer work will only be considered for transfer credit if the student left WGU for two or more years, or for at least a year and is changing programs of study. In such cases, the student should have an official transcript of that work sent to the Admissions Department for evaluation prior to readmission. Upon review of the student's readmission letter, as well as prior academic and administrative records, Admissions will make a determination and inform the student with the conditions of reentry. Readmitting students are not entitled to grandfathering. Students appealing to be readmitted must conform and comply with new admission policies unless granted an exemption through an escalated appeal. If the readmission request is denied, the student may appeal the decision to the Registrar whose decision is final.

Only students who appear to have potential for success in the WGU model and within their selected program of study will be readmitted. Readmission is not automatic and could be denied for any of the following reasons:

  • Failure to comply with the WGU code of student conduct
  • Failure to meet academic progress requirements
  • Administratively withdrawn for non-payment, non-response or inactivity
  • Multiple withdrawals, either administratively or by request.

Readmitted students must be eligible for their desired program of study and will be subject to the admission and graduation requirements of their degree program at the time of reentry. Additionally, the student will be placed into the most current catalog version of the program. Students readmitted to the university must complete term enrollment within 10 days of the start of the term with their assigned mentor. Students must also agree to abide by the university's academic progress policy.

FAQ's for those considering readmission.

When you have met the conditions to be readmitted your record will be re-activated in the system and you will be assigned to a mentor at the start of your term. You and your mentor will receive a "welcome back" e-mail confirming your actual restart after your withdrawal. Within the first 10 days of your reentry term, you will contact the mentor to discuss your Degree Plan and establish term enrollment.

You can review the WGU Student Handbook or contact the Admissions Staff by e-mail at

Contact the Bursar by e-mail at

Contact the Financial Aid office by e-mail at

To see the most current program information, find your degree at If you discuss programs with the enrollment department, please let them know you are considering readmission following a withdrawal.