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Readmitted Students

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Life happens—we get it. We know that sometimes students need to take extended time off from their degree program for all sorts of reasons, but we’re ready to consider readmitting those students when the time comes. If you voluntarily withdrew from Colorado Technical University—that is, you were not dismissed1—and are now ready to return to complete your former degree program or begin a new one, this page is designed to help you make more sense of the CTU process for readmitting students.

What Is a Readmitted Student?

A readmitted student is one who previously attended CTU, voluntarily withdrew, and is now returning to the University. These individuals are considered new students and must meet CTU’s admissions criteria. To begin the admissions process, they need to contact the appropriate CTU Re-Entry Department and submit an online application for readmission consideration. A student who received an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) for medical leave, family care, military duty, or jury duty and is returning within their approved timeframe is not considered a readmitted student and does not have to repeat the admissions process. A student who was dismissed from CTU and wishes to return is also not considered a readmitted student and should refer to the University Catalog regarding dismissal appeals.

How to Apply as a Readmitted Student

Applicants for readmission to CTU must complete the following three-step process:

  1. Connect with an Admissions Advisor.
  2. Complete an online application.
  3. Submit required documentation—e.g., proof of high school graduation, optional standardized test scores, college transcripts, etc. (Note that graduate programs may require additional admissions criteria, such as submission of an entrance essay or completion of an in-person or phone interview. Your Admissions Advisor can help you determine whether these additional criteria are required.)

Our online application can be completed at any time, with classes starting eight times per year (January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November). You can begin the readmission process online or contact us via phone to speak with one of our knowledgeable advisors:

NOTE: If you attended another institution during your time away from CTU, please have copies of your transcripts ready to send to your Admissions Advisor. Click here for additional information concerning transfer students.

University Readmission Policies

While we’re happy to consider readmitting undergraduate and graduate students, it’s important to know that current University admissions requirements may differ from those that were in effect when you previously attended.

  • Students who first enrolled on or after July 1, 2012, and who wish to be readmitted to CTU are subject to the admissions criteria and tuition and fees in effect at the time of their re-entry.
  • Students who first enrolled prior to July 1, 2012, and who wish to be readmitted to CTU are subject to the University admissions requirements in effect at the time of their original enrollment.
  • Students whose reentry occurs within one year of withdrawal may return to the program and version they separated from if that program and version is available.
  • Readmitted doctoral students will have their symposium event attendance reevaluated upon reentry to determine if attendance at future symposium events is required.
  • As part of the readmission process, CTU will also reevaluate all advanced standing documentation to ensure that any previously earned advance standing credit is still accurate for your current program of study.

Financial Aid

CTU participates in and administers a number of financial aid programs in accordance with U.S. federal and state laws and its own institutional policies, and students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as early as possible. We offer both need-based and academic-based (minimum GPA) financial aid options for eligible students who qualify.2 Read up on our various financial aid options and feel free to reach out to a Financial Aid Advisor with any questions.

For other ways to save on out-of-pocket costs (and potentially time), you should explore our informational pages on how to earn work and life experience credits toward your degree program by submitting an Experiential Learning Portfolio (ELP), taking CTU Fast Track™ exams, and providing proof of relevant professional experience and/or military training.3

Take the Next Step—Again

We know that when it comes to open admission/open enrollment online colleges, you have options. But students choose CTU—and come back to CTU—for many reasons, including our wide array of degree programs from the associate through doctoral levels, our diverse network of current students and alumni, and the flexibility that our online degree programs offer to adults with busy lives and multiple obligations.

If you’re ready to resume your academic journey with us as a readmitted student, reach out to an Admissions Advisor and get started on your application for readmission to CTU today.


1. If you wish to return to CTU following a dismissal, please refer to the Dismissal Appeal section of the University Catalog.
2. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University Catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.
3. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.