Readmission to SUNY Old Westbury

We get it. Sometimes circumstances prevent you from continuing your studies from semester to semester. Now, you're ready to complete your degree. Congratulations!  SUNY Old Westbury has an easy readmission process for both undergraduate and graduate students. If you have withdrawn from SUNY Old Westbury, been dismissed due to academic performance or failed to return after a leave of absence, you may be eligible to apply for readmission.  Students who have previously attended Old Westbury and wish to return after an absence of one or more semesters must file an Application for Readmission ideally at least one month prior to the beginning of the return semester.  Welcome back! 

Readmission for Students Absent for 3 or Fewer Consecutive Semesters

Readmission for Students Absent for 3 or More Consecutive Semesters


  • Readmitted students who have been away from SUNY Old Westbury for five years or less may be subject to the catalog requirements that were in effect when initially admitted
  • Readmitted students absent for more than five years will be subject to all requirements in the catalog that is in effect at the time of readmission given the program still in effect.
  • Readmitted students with outstanding financial obligations will not be permitted to register unless all obligations have been satisfied.

Students who may have enrolled at another institution after leaving Old Westbury must provide an official transcript(s) to Enrollment Services prior completing the application.

SUNY Old Westbury does not ask or consider a response to the criminal history question in the admissions decision process. However, please be aware that if you seek access to student housing, study abroad or internship opportunities, or professional licensure, you will be asked to provide this information.  Also be aware that a prior felony conviction may impede your ability to complete your chosen degree program or receive professional licensure in your chosen field.