UnderGraduate catalog: 2020/21 term 1

Matriculation Policies

Students who wish to withdraw from UoPeople must submit their request via the UoPeople Portal. Their request will be reviewed and processed by the Office of Student Services.

Students who have left the institution and later seek to return to study are required to re-apply for admission and to pay the Application Fee, and/or the Assessment Fees then in effect if they have been out of residence for more than 15 terms. Out of residence refers to the number of terms that a student has been inactive at the University— either unenrolled from the institution and/or enrolled at UoPeople without completing any course work in the intervening terms (that is, enrolled but inactive).

Administrative Withdrawals

Students will be administratively withdrawn from UoPeople if they fail to comply with University policies and procedures. Students who fail to apply for a LOA and do not register for classes, and/or exceed the maximum number of inactive terms, either consecutively or in an academic year, will be administratively withdrawn from the University.

      • Students who have been administratively withdrawn are required to submit a request for re-enrollment, reinstatement or academic renewal, depending on the number of consecutive terms that the student has been out of residence. The request should be submitted via the UoPeople Portal and will be reviewed by the office of Student Services.
      • Students who are administratively withdrawn on more than two occasions will not be allowed to return to their studies for a minimum of five (5) terms. Requests to return from these students will be sent to the Student Affairs committee for a determination of whether to allow them to resume their studies.

Re-enrollment

Students who have interrupted their otherwise continuous enrollment at the University; who, at the time they left the institution, had a minimum 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA and were in good disciplinary standing; and who have only been out of residence for five (5) or fewer consecutive terms may contact the Office of Student Services to request re-enrollment. Out of residence refers to the number of terms that a student has been inactive at the University— either unenrolled from the institution and/or enrolled at UoPeople without completing any course work in the intervening terms (that is, enrolled but inactive).

Once re-enrolled, students will be eligible to register for courses in the subsequent term.

      1. Students applying for re-enrollment are required to be in good standing. However, the Student Affairs Committee will review re-enrollment requests for students with a cumulative GPA below a 2.00. Under very unusual circumstances, students with a cumulative GPA below a 2.00 will be accepted for re-enrollment under the supervision of the Program Advising Office. These students will be permitted to register for one (1) course per term until returning to good academic standing. The Office of Student Services will inform students whether their request has been approved or denied, and students may only begin registering for courses during the course registration period after their re-enrollment has been approved.
      2. Students who were on approved leaves of absence, had the minimum or higher cumulative GPA at the time their leave began, and are in good disciplinary standing with UoPeople after being out of residence for five or fewer consecutive terms, may register for classes in the term immediately following the end of their leave, effectively serving to re-enroll themselves into the University. These students are not required to contact the Office of Student Services in order to re-enroll in the University.

Students interested in requesting re-enrollment should contact the Office of Student Services at student.services@uopeople.edu for the English programs and student.services@ar.uopeople.edu for the Arabic Division. Requests for re-enrollment should be initiated at least fifty (50) days before the first day of the term in which re-enrollment is sought to allow sufficient opportunity for students to register for classes for the subsequent term.

Reinstatement

Reinstatement is a procedure that allows former students the opportunity to return to the University.

      • Students who had been suspended from University of the People for academic or disciplinary reasons for five (5) or fewer terms must apply for reinstatement and return to their studies in the term immediately following the end of the suspension period.
      • Students who have formally withdrawn or were administratively withdrawn from the University and have been out of residence for more than five (5) but fewer than fifteen (15) consecutive terms, may apply for reinstatement. Out of residence refers to the number of terms that a student has been inactive at the University— either unenrolled from the institution and/or enrolled at UoPeople without completing any course work (that is, enrolled but inactive).
      • Students applying for reinstatement must be in good standing. However, students with a cumulative GPA below a 2.00 may request that the Student Affairs Committee review their reinstatement request. Under very unusual circumstances, students with a cumulative GPA below a 2.00 will be accepted for reinstatement under the supervision of the Dean of Student Affairs. These students will be permitted to register for one (1) course per term until returning to good academic standing.
      • The Office of Student Services will inform students about whether their request has been approved or denied, and students may only begin registering for courses during the open registration period after their re-reinstatement has been approved.
      • Once reinstated, students are required to maintain good standing, and are encouraged to be in contact with their personal Program Advisor.
      • When considering the reinstatement opportunity for these students, the Office of Admissions will use any resources available, including any previous violations reported against the student, warnings issued by any member of the University staff, faculty, or course instructors, or publicly available records.

Students interested in applying for reinstatement should contact the Office of Student Services at student.services@uopeople.edu for the English programs and student.services@ar.uopeople.edu for the Arabic Division. Requests for reinstatement should be initiated at least fifty (50) days before the first day of the term in which reinstatement is sought to allow sufficient opportunity for students to register for classes for the subsequent term.

Academic Renewal

Former students who have been out of residence from the University for a minimum of fifteen (15) consecutive terms, or who had formally withdrawn from the University or may have been academically dismissed, may apply for Academic Renewal by contacting the Office of Student Services at student.services@uopeople.edu for the English programs and student.services@ar.uopeople.edu for the Arabic Division.

Additionally, former students who have been academically dismissed from UoPeople and wish to return to their studies are required to apply for Academic Renewal after being out of residence for a minimum of five (5) terms and paying the Application Fee in effect at the time they apply to the University.

Students who are applying for Academic Renewal must wait a full five (5) terms before they are eligible to apply. The student can apply only from the 6th term after last active term.

Out of residence refers to the number of terms that a student has been inactive at the University— either unenrolled from the institution and/or enrolled at UoPeople without completing any course work in the intervening terms (that is, enrolled but inactive).

Academic Renewal requests should be initiated at least fifty (50) days before the first day of the term in which Academic Renewal is sought. Former students applying for Academic Renewal will be required to complete re-enrollment request on the UoPeople Portal and pay the Application fee and Assessment Fees. If readmitted, the former student will be notified by the Office of Admissions and will be required to sign and submit an agreement to the University.

Students who are readmitted and/or granted Academic Renewal are required to satisfy all graduation requirements and follow all the University rules and regulations listed in the Catalog during the academic year in which they resume their studies.

Individuals may be granted only one Academic Renewal and the University has the sole discretion at the time of the Academic Renewal to determine which, if any, credits previously earned will be applied toward a University degree.

At the start of Academic Renewal, a notation is added to the student’s previous UoPeople transcript listing the student’s academic renewal status. Additionally, the student’s cumulative grade point average and cumulative credits start anew with their return to the University.

Students may only begin registering for courses during the course registration period after their academic renewal has been approved. Students who are approved for Academic Renewal are strongly encouraged to enroll in only one course under the advisement of their personal Program Advisor, and are required to maintain good standing at the University.