Students may find it necessary to interrupt progress toward their degree; leave Chapman, and decide to return at a later date.
If a student leaves the university in good academic standing or on academic probation and is absent no more than four consecutive regular semesters (excluding interterm and summer sessions) the student will not need to re-apply and may enroll for classes at Chapman, and retain the right to elect either:
- the general education and major or degree requirements in effect for that student at the time of leaving Chapman, or
- adopt requirements in effect at the time of re-entrance.
If a student leaves the university in good standing and is gone more than four consecutive semesters, the student will not need to re-apply but may re-enroll for classes at Chapman, and will be assigned the catalog requirements in effect at the time the student returns to Chapman. Students may request to return to their original catalog and the request will be reviewed and decided upon by the academic department or school. The decisions made by the academic departments or schools on catalog requirements are final.
Veterans receiving honorable discharge, and who left the university to perform military service will be re-admitted with the same academic status when the students last attended Chapman. The length of absence from Chapman University cannot exceed five years.
All students eligible for re-enrollment must submit the Re-Enrollment Form to the Office of the University Registrar.