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Office of the University Registrar

Readmissions Policy

PerCoded Memo ASA-2016-29Military service members and veterans who were absent from Fresno State for service in the Armed Forces are eligible for prompt readmission to the same program or course of study based on the following:

  • The absence is due to military service in the Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves.

  • The service member or veteran provides the designated campus office with either:

  • Advance verbal or written notice that the need for a leave of absence is due to military service; or,

  • Documentation, which the student may provide at the time of readmission, establishing that their absence was due to service in the Armed Forces of the United States. 

The service member or veteran must notify Fresno State’s Veterans Services Office of the intent to re-enroll within 3 years of completion of military service.  Students must be readmitted to the same academic program, with the same academic standing, that they were in at the time the absence began.

Length of Absence: The cumulative length of all absences for service in the Armed Forces may not exceed five years of time spent actually performing service. This period does not include the period before reporting for duty and the time between completing service and returning to the institution. A student who is injured or becomes ill as a consequence of military service must submit their intent to re-enroll no later than two years after the end of the period that is necessary for recovery from such illness or injury.

Eligibility for readmission under the terms of the HEOA terminates upon any of the following events: 

  • Being separated from the Armed Forces with a dishonorable discharge

  • Being dismissed as permitted under section 1161(a) of title 10, United States Code

  • Being dropped from the rolls pursuant to section 1161(b) of title 10, United States Code

If you would like to submit documentation to request readmission or need more information regarding the requirements, please contact the Veterans Resource Center at 559-278-6036 or  For more frequently asked questions regarding this policy, click here.