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Procedures for Readmission or Change to Master's or Doctoral Degree Objective

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This table describes the types of changes students may make to their degree status subsequent to their initial enrollment in their program, and the associated procedures and fees. All students should consult the relevant DGS before initiating these procedures.

Programs have the discretion to require a full admissions application from a student applying for readmission or a new or additional degree objective, including transcripts, recommendations, personal statements and supporting materials.

Type of Change Purpose Application Fee (Y or N) Form to Use
Readmission Re-enroll if you are returning to the same graduate program to pursue the same degree, and your program has not agreed to Express Readmission. Yes Apply Yourself
Re-enroll if you are returning to the same graduate program to pursue the same degree, and your program has agreed to an Express Readmission (see instructions).

Yes

The fee may be waived if you were registered for the previous term, but neglected to register this term, and you are returning to the same program and degree.

Express Readmit Form (download from Readmission Instructions page)
Add or Change Degree Objective in the Same Program (Major) Add a lesser degree objective to the one in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., master’s degree in addition to doctoral) No Graduate Degree Plan (paper form)
Change to a lesser degree objective in the same program in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., from doctoral to master's degree) No Express Change of Status Form (download from Readmission Instructions page)
Remove a track in which you are currently enrolled
Add your first track to the program in which you are currently enrolled.
Add a higher degree objective to the one in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., doctoral degree in addition to master's) Yes Apply Yourself
Add an equivalent degree objective to the one in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., from MS in Civil Engineering to MCE in Civil Engineering)
Add one or more tracks to the one in which you are currently enrolled
Change to a different track from the one in which you are currently enrolled1
Add or Change Degree Objective within the Same College Add a degree objective in a different program than the one in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., master's degree in History in addition to doctoral degree in American Studies) Yes Apply Yourself
Change to a degree objective in a different program than the one in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., from doctoral degree in History to doctoral degree in American Studies)
Add or Change Degree Objective in a Different College or Campus Add a degree objective in a different program than the one in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., master's degree in Psychology in addition to doctoral degree in Neuroscience) Yes Apply Yourself
Change to a degree objective in a different program than the one in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., from doctoral degree in Economics to master's degree in Mathematics)
Change from your current degree objective and program on the Duluth Campus to a degree objective and program on the Twin Cities campus

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

If you were previously enrolled in a post-baccalaureate certificate program and your active student status has lapsed, follow the readmission process above.

If you are currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program and wish to add or change to a post-baccalaureate certificate program, you will need to complete a new application for a change of status. You will be charged an application fee.

Detailed instructions for using the ApplyYourself system are online at:

http://www.grad.umn.edu/admissions/application_instructions/index.html.

1 Students who were admitted to a program's "general status" (without track) and who are adding a track for the first time must file a paper application and are not required to pay a fee.

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