Returning to Marist


This information is for students who left Marist College voluntarily. If you were academically dismissed, please refer to the Reinstatement Policy.

Students who have been enrolled at Marist previously, do not go through the Admission Office to return from a leave of absence or withdrawal.


Regardless of whether you are out on a leave of absence or withdrawal, you can return to Marist. There are some things to consider before initiating a return. Be sure to consult this list at least two months before registration begins. Registration periods for the 15-week semesters begin in November and April of each year.

Contact Student Financial Services

Your Marist-based scholarships and grants are not guaranteed upon your return. Contact Student Financial Services (SFS) for further information on financial aid eligibility. If you have a financial hold, contact SFS to resolve it.

Contact Housing & Residential Life

While housing is at a premium at Marist, returning to on campus housing cannot be guaranteed. Contact Housing for availability and for more information. You can also explore local housing options off-campus at this link: http://www.marist.edu/housing/offcampus.html.

Clear any Health Holds

Any student exiting for medical reasons will be required to submit medical documentation to the Wellness Center that clears them to return to the College. The Wellness Center will review this documentation. This must include a summary of diagnosis, treatment, ability to return to campus and fulfill the academic requirements of enrollment, and any need for accommodation or ongoing treatment while at Marist College. The Counseling Center and Health Services Office are located in SC 352.

Resolve Your Probationary Holds

Students not leaving in good academic standing will need to contact the Center for Advising & Academic Services (CAAS) prior to contacting any other offices to be activated. Please send an email from your Marist email account with your name, CWID, and the semester you wish to return to Advising@marist.edu. You will be expected to follow any and all probationary requirements when you return.

Activate Your Registration Eligibility

To activate your records after a leave or withdraw, contact the Registrar’s Office. If you have not been in attendance at Marist for 4 or more fall/spring semesters, you will need to complete a short readmission form. This form is only available through the Registrar’s Office.

Contact Your Advisor to Become Enabled

Once you are reactivated, you will need to contact your advisor to be enabled for registration. It is recommended that, if possible, you try to see your advisor during the initial advising periods for the 15-week sessions in October or March. This will allow you to be prepared to register when registration opens in November or April.

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