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Reapplication and Readmission to the College

Update 1/5/2024:

**Reapplication and Readmission to the College policies have changed for Spring 2024.

To review these changes, please see the Catalog Addendum p.5

Please note, as part of the revision in the Catalog Addendum, two new sections entitled Re-entry/Readmission to the Nursing Program and Re-entry/Readmission to the Radiation Therapy Program have been added. 

All information listed below this alert is related to the policy for Fall 2023. 

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Students who have previously enrolled at Labouré College of Healthcare and have not enrolled in Continuous Enrollment and have not completed their intended degree are welcome to return to the college. Depending on the student's official status prior to departure, time away from the college, and enrollment at other institutions during a break, a student must complete an application for readmission and submit application documents and supplemental materials to be considered for re-entry into Labouré College of Healthcare.

Students who have been granted Continuous Enrollment, have not taken courses elsewhere, will pursue the same major, and have not been separated from the institution for more than two semesters should contact the Registrar to complete their reactivation process.

Students who have not been granted an official leave of absence, have taken courses elsewhere, will pursue a different major, or have been separated from the institution for more than two semesters should contact the Admissions Office to complete a new application for readmission. Official transcripts from colleges attended during the separation are required. Readmission does not guarantee registration.

All students seeking readmission must be cleared by all relevant offices at the college, including but not limited to Academic and Student Affairs, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts before they are eligible to receive a readmission decision.

If a student leaves Labouré College of Healthcare and returns within five years to the same program, the student's previous progress chart will be reissued. All college policies on credit expiration will apply. The student must follow the current College Catalog and Student Handbook for course requirements and sequence in their major.

If the student changes to a new major or returns after five years, a new progress chart is issued and the guidelines below will apply.

  • A student who has all of their arts and sciences requirements completed when they were previously enrolled will have all current arts and sciences requirements waived
  • A student who is missing one to four arts and sciences courses from the College Catalog and Student Handbook that they entered under at Labouré College of Healthcare must fulfill the equivalent requirements in order to fulfill their arts and sciences requirements, or may choose to change their requirements to the current College Catalog and Student Handbook
  • All other returnees are required to fulfill the current arts and sciences requirements in accordance with the current College Catalog and Student Handbook
  • All students must follow the current College Catalog and Student Handbook for course requirements and sequence in their major
  • All college policies on credit expiration will apply

Applying for Readmission

Any student who is applying for readmission to the college, according to this policy, must submit the following documents:

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts
    • If the last date of attendance was within five years, the Admissions Office will submit an email request to the Registrar at Labouré College of Healthcare for a copy of the official transcripts on file. The student must also submit any new transcripts if they enrolled at any college or university after the end of their enrollment at Labouré College of Healthcare.
    • If the last date of attendance was more than five years ago, the student must resubmit all transcripts for institutions attended prior to Labouré College of Healthcare. The student must also submit any new transcripts if they enrolled at any college or university after the end of their enrollment at Labouré College of Healthcare.
  • Labouré College of Healthcare transcript: the Admissions Office will obtain this on behalf of the student through the Registrar at Labouré
  • Supplemental materials as requested or as outlined below:
    • If the student was dismissed from Labouré College of Healthcare under Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), then they must complete and submit a SAP Appeal
    • If the student was dismissed from Labouré College of Healthcare, then they must also submit a letter of recommendation from an employer, supervisor, or professor
    • If the student was dismissed from Labouré College of Healthcare, then they must also submit a personal statement that addresses the following:
      • Why were you dismissed from Labouré?
      • Why are you prepared to return to study at Labouré College of Healthcare now?
      • What strategies for success will you employ if readmitted to Labouré?

All specific questions or concerns regarding individual students should be directed to the Admissions Office.

Reentry and Readmission to the Respiratory Care Program

Re-entry/Readmission to the Respiratory Care Program

Readmission or re-entry to the Respiratory Care program is not guaranteed. In addition to what is outlined in the general readmission policy, the Respiratory Care Student Handbook states that a  student who successfully completes a respiratory care course and decides not to progress to the next course may, after approval from the Academic Review Committee, re-enter, on a space available basis, for up to one calendar year. If the student does not re-enter within one year, the student may be required to re-start the respiratory care course sequence to ensure current respiratory care knowledge and skills.

Extenuating Circumstances Policy for Respiratory Care

Repeat Course or Readmission Due to Extenuating Circumstances: Division of Arts and Sciences

  1. Students who are dismissed from the respiratory care program and wish to be considered for readmission due to extenuating circumstances will be required to submit a letter of appeal requesting readmission consideration to repeat the course or courses in which they were unsuccessful or withdrew, along with all remaining curriculum coursework.
  2. Students will be required to write an essay describing the extenuating circumstance(s) and how the event(s) impacted their ability to be successful in the respiratory care program. Complete documentation supporting the extenuating circumstance(s) (e.g., legal documents, medical documentation) must be included.
  3. The extenuating circumstance(s) must have occurred during the semester of a course failure or withdrawal. Extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to, medical emergencies, death of spouse/parent/child, and loss of home due to circumstances beyond student’s control.
  4. A written, detailed self-evaluation and plan for success (no more than 500 words) is required.
  5. Any student requesting readmission consideration due to extenuating circumstances must submit the required documentation to the Division of Arts and Health Sciences office within 7 days from the date of receiving the letter/email.
  6. The Academic Progression Review Committee will review all documentation submitted by students requesting to return due to extenuating circumstances.
  7. Any student readmitted to the respiratory care program due to extenuating circumstances will be held to the standards, policies, and procedures of the respiratory care program at the time of readmission.
  8. Students may only submit an application for readmission for extenuating circumstances one time during their entire time at Labouré College of Healthcare.