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Independent undergraduate readmission

Failed standing

For Independent students with the following message on their record:
Assessed — May Not Register Without Special Permission” or “Assessed — May Not Re-Register

If you are in failed standing for the first time, consideration for readmission is normally given once you have suspended your studies at the University for a minimum of one year. If you are in failed standing for the second time, you will be dismissed from the university for a minimum of three years before being eligible to apply for readmission.

Any applications for readmission received from students who have not been away from the University for the required period will only be considered under extenuating circumstances and with appropriate supporting documentation.

Independent undergraduate readmission process

  1. Watch the video* on the Concordia University readmission process for students in failed standing.

    *The video mentions downloading and submitting the Application for Readmission form, the process no longer requires the submission of a form. Please submit a letter of explanation and supporting documentation as outlined below.

  2. Submit a letter of explanation and supporting documentation. The letter of explanation should:
    1. Outline the reasons for your academic difficulties and why you feel you will be successful if readmitted to your studies. If there were extenuating circumstances, attach any supporting documentation you have available (e.g. doctors’ notes, etc.).
    2. If you have been away from the University for at least a year, describe any constructive activities you undertook during this time. Examples of constructive activities could be: the successful completion of non-credit courses, part-time or full-time employment or volunteer work. Submitting proof of your activities, such as school transcripts and/or letters of reference will strengthen your application for readmission.
  3. Save the documents as one PDF (PC, Mac) and upload them through the Student Center.
    Uploading the documents will notify the university that you're applying for readmission.
    • On the right hand side of your Student Centre, there is a link to “Upload Documents”.
    • You will need to choose a document type to upload. Please select “Independent – Readmission Application”.
    • Follow the instructions to upload the readmission documents. Make sure you have completed the LASSI as explained in the failed standing video prior to submitting your application.

  4. By submitting the documents required to be considered for readmission as an independent student, you are agreeing that you will follow all requirements which include, but are not restricted to the following:
    • Have completed an online Learning Assessment as indicated in the video
    • If readmitted, full compliance with all conditions stipulated in the letter of readmission
    • Completion of any and all other assessments and requirements such as completed UNSS 200 and 201

Assessment period

The readmission review process normally takes four to six weeks. Decisions usually go out in August, leaving enough time to meet with an advisor before the Fall term begins.

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