Students matriculated for undergraduate degrees who have discontinued their attendance at the College for any reason (excepting those students on an approved, unexpired Leave of Absence) must submit an application for readmission to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Former students who believe they graduated but did not because of course deficiencies and /or failure to submit the proper graduation paperwork must apply for readmission.

Important Note: Prior enrollment as a matriculated student does not constitute automatic readmission nor does it guarantee entrance into the original major or fulfillment of any college-wide graduation requirements.

Who is Eligible to Reapply?

  • Students who have attended New Paltz for at least one semester.
  • Students who have fulfilled all previous financial/judicial/health obligations to the College. (All holds must be resolved prior to applying for readmission.)
  • Students must be in good overall academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA). However, this does not guarantee entrance into either the College or a major.
  • Students who have not attended the College for two consecutive semesters for any reason (except those granted a leave of absence).
  • Students who have been out one full year from the time of academic dismissal1 .

Application Requirements

  • The application fee is $50 and non-refundable and non-transferable to another semester should the student not attend the semester they have been accepted to.
  • Students must apply directly to a major. The undeclared/undecided category is not an option.
  • If the student attended New Paltz under a different last name, please indicate that previous name on all documents submitted.
  • Students must submit directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission official transcripts of all college work taken since leaving New Paltz.

Important Note: If more than five (5) years has transpired since the student’s last attendance at New Paltz, the student must submit original educational documents as the College does not retain the educational records of non-graduates beyond five (5) years. If the student entered as a freshman, these would be the high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores; if the student entered as a transfer, it would be all previous college transcripts.

Application Deadlines

All required documents must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admission by these dates:

Fall April 151 - March 15 for Art/Visual Arts Education
Spring Nov. 151 - October 15 for Art/Visual Art Education
There is no summer readmission.

The Readmission Decision

  • All readmission decisions are made by the academic department to which the student has applied.
  • Each application is evaluated according to the specific admission criteria in place at the time of application.
  • All decisions are final.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Admission will notify the student by mail of the readmission decision.
  • The readmission decision is only valid for the semester applied to. The decision cannot be deferred.

Academic Consequences of Readmission

  • Students in Good Academic Standing: Readmitted students who are matriculated within three (3) years of their last date of attendance at New Paltz will continue under the General Education and major requirements in place at the time of their separation from the College. Students who readmit to a new major will complete the major requirements in place at the time of readmission. Students who are readmitted more than three years after their last date of attendance are responsible for all New Paltz, SUNY and degree requirements (General Education and major requirements) in effect at the time of readmission to New Paltz. (Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the appropriate academic dean.)
  • Academically Dismissed Students: Readmitted students are matriculated under the current catalog at the time of readmission and are, therefore, responsible for all College, SUNY, and academic major requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Important Notes

  • Students academically dismissed for a second time are not eligible for readmission.
  • The College does not honor any requests for back dating of transcripts or diplomas.
  • Readmission is required for all non-graduates regardless of the number of credits believed to be lacking in order to receive the undergraduate degree.


Please e-mail your questions regarding readmission to: .
Undergraduate Application for Readmission (PDF)

Approved - Spring 2009
Council of Deans