Readmission to Kean
Readmission to Kean University
Once a Cougar, always a Cougar! We invite you to finish what you started! If you were admitted and enrolled at Kean, but never completed your degree requirements, you may apply for Readmission.
Who is eligible for Readmission?
You must meet all of criteria listed to be eligible for readmission.
- You left the University in good standing (i.e. you were not dismissed).
- Returning undergraduate students, you have not been enrolled at Kean for three or more semesters. If it has been less than three semesters since your last enrollment, please visit this page Academic Advising Requirements for details.
- Returning graduate students, you have not been enrolled at Kean for at least three, but less than 6 semesters. If you have not been enrolled at Kean for 6 semesters or more, you will need to submit a new application for admission to the graduate program.
- You have a cumulative GPA (i.e. combined from all institutions attended including Kean) of 2.0 or higher.
- Readmission into the University does not guarantee readmission into the major (including the major you held prior to leaving Kean). You will be readmitted as an intended major and in order to declare, you must meet the current entrance (declaration) requirements for the major.
- You must select an intended major on your application. Credits earned will be evaluated in relation to the academic program to which you are applying. You can review our transfer credit guidelines as a reference.
- If you are changing your major from what it was when you last attended Kean, you will need to meet the current program and curricular requirements in effect at the time of your readmission.
- Upon readmission, you are held to the current curricular requirements in effect at the time of the readmission and not the curricular requirements in effect at the time of your initial admission.
Important Things to Know about Readmission
The Application Process
The $75 application fee is waived for our student applying for Readmission.
Applications are usually reviewed 3-5 days after they are marked as complete. Readmission decisions are sent by email and will be posted on your application portal.
|Readmission Application Dates
(for Union and Ocean campuses only)
Transferring Credit to Kean
If you have attended other institutions after leaving Kean University, you will need to submit official transcripts for all colleges and post-secondary schools since you stopped attending Kean.
NOTE: If you were admitted prior to 2010, it is highly encouraged that all official transcripts, including institutions attended prior to Kean, are submitted.
Once you are accepted for readmission, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so you can be considered for financial aid support for the coming semester. The FAFSA can be found at studentaid.gov.
If you were on academic probation during your last semester at Kean may still receive financial aid when you return. In addition to filing the FAFSA, you may need review from the SAP (Satisfactory Appeal Process) Committee. Learn more by visiting the Office of Financial Aid SAP Policy page.
Readmission After Being Academically Dismissed
If you had to step away from Kean due to academic dismissal, our primary concern is to support your successful return. Prior to reinstatement, we want you to share your story with us. Tell us about what happened in the past and what has changed or is different since you last attended Kean. This will help us work on a collaborative plan to track you towards your academic success.
To start the Reinstatement Appeal process, complete the Academic Dismissal Appeal form. Be sure that you take the time to thoughtfully construct your appeal and include any supporting documents. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Retention & Educational Innovation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the Reinstatement Appeal Process.
To ensure adequate time for processing academic appeals, we have priority deadline dates for the semester you wish to enroll. While we will continue to review appeals for reinstatement, we cannot guarantee decisions in time for inquiries received after the priority dates for your anticipated start term.
Priority Application Deadline Dates