Readmission Process

Welcome back! We are glad that you are considering re-applying to HBU. The University strives to provide our students with the best possible academic and spiritual environment. There is always something new and exciting going on, so look for things that may have changed since you were last here. We look forward to having you on campus again!


Returning Student:

A returning student is defined as any student who previously attended HBU, has not been enrolled in courses for one or more semesters (not to include summer), and voluntarily withdrew in good academic standing. Returning student candidates will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar.

Requirements and Expectations

  • Primary readmission consideration will be your academic record while previously enrolled at HBU.
  • The review of official transcripts from each college or university attended since you were last enrolled at HBU.

Readmission Student Application Process

  • Complete the returning readmission application form.
  • Submit official transcript(s) from schools attended during HBU separation.
  • Written notification will be emailed to the provided email address within seven business days.

Re-entry Student:

A re-entry student is defined as any student who previously attended HBU, has not been enrolled in courses for one or more semesters (not to include summer), and was suspended from HBU for academic reasons. Candidates for re-entry will be reviewed in the Admissions Office and, when necessary by the Admissions Review Board.

Re-entry students – Application Process: Complete a readmission application form and submit it to the Office of Admissions at admissions@hbu.edu Submit a personal statement of no less than 250 words describing what led to the academic suspension and why you feel that you will now be successful at HBU. Submit two letters of academic recommendation. These should come from professors, advisors, or college staff. These can be emailed directly to the Director of Admissions, mailed to Admissions, or brought into the Admissions office.

Once these items have been submitted you must schedule an appointment to meet with the Director of Admissions.


Additional Resources for Readmitted Students:

The following are items of interest for readmitted students. These items include tools, forms, information and tips to help you during and after your application process.

NOTE: If you were previously accepted, but never enrolled in classes or withdrew with no academic record, please complete an online update form to update your application.


Graduate Student Readmission:

Readmission is not guaranteed after a student has been suspended. When reapplying after suspension, the student must submit a personal written statement addressing the student’s efforts to improve during the upcoming semester and plans for improved academic performance in the program, provide two letters of recommendation to the department chair/program director, and schedule and interview with the department chair or program director (the department chair or program director may waive this interview requirement). If admission is denied by the chair/director of the program, the student may appeal the decision in writing to the dean. If admission is denied by the dean, the student may appeal the decision in writing to the university’s Graduate Admission Review Board. A student who is suspended for a second time is not eligible for readmission.

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