Students Seeking Re-Enrollment

If you have taken a medical or hardship leave after August 1, 2018, please visit the Medical Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence website.

This section was created to meet the needs of Elon students who wish to return to complete their undergraduate degrees. Whether you have been out on a medical withdrawal, academic or personal leave, we want you back with us. Even if you have taken just one semester off, you must submit a re-enrollment form before you can register for classes and return to campus.

We hope you will find this information helpful as you navigate the re-enrollment process. Should you have questions about taking steps toward returning to Elon, please send an email with your questions to

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 1
  • Winter Term: November 15
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 1

What You Need to Know

It is important that you adhere to the above deadlines to ensure that there is adequate time to process your re-enrollment, to update your financial aid information, apply for housing, and complete course registration. The process (which is outlined below) usually takes about one month to complete.

Complete the online re-enrollment application. Unless you were out on medical leave, a $25 application fee is required.

If you have taken courses at another college or university since you withdrew from Elon, you must also submit:

  • Official transcripts from any institutions you have attended since leaving Elon. You must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at each school to be eligible for readmission.
  • Completed Student Conduct Form from each institution you have attended since Elon. This form verifies your academic and social standing at that institution. You must be in good standing to be eligible to return to Elon.

Once you receive e-mail notification confirming the submission of your re-enrollment form, follow the directions provided to create your login credentials to track your status through your Elon Acorn Account:

After we receive all required documents, your request to re-enroll must be approved by the following offices:

Office of Academic Support & Advising
Bursar’s Office
Office of Student Conduct
Office of Student Life

Once final approval is received from all four offices, you will receive an e-mail confirming your return to Elon. At this time, you will need to submit an enrollment deposit to secure your spot in the class ($500 for residents or $300 for commuter students). This notifies departments such as Academic Support, Student Life, and Residence Life to prepare for your return.

Once you have been re-enrolled and have paid your deposit, you may contact Academic Support to discuss course registration. If you plan to live on campus, you may contact Residence Life to begin the housing application process. On-campus housing is not guaranteed for re-enrolling students.

You may contact the Financial Aid Office at any time during this process to update your information prior to your return.