A former student of Sonoran Desert Institute is subject to enrollment policies and admissions review of the student’s record/history with the Institute. Completion requirements for the student’s program will be determined by the Institute’s current catalog. A student re-enrolling with SDI is responsible for all course/program tuition and fees in addition to any previous outstanding account balance with the Institute. SDI will honor the federal guidelines regarding readmission for service members for students returning after fulfilling service order requirements.

Voluntary Withdrawals

A returning student who voluntarily withdrew from the Institute and returns within 180 days from the last date of attendance may be readmitted upon submission of a Request to Resume Program. This may be done via email or by submitting the Request to Resume Program form available from SDI. If a voluntarily withdrawn student chooses to return after 180 days from the last date of attendance, the student may be subject to program modifications including changes to graduation requirements and tuition and fees. The same form may be submitted and if necessary, Student Services will request additional documentation to acknowledge any relevant changes.

Administrative Withdrawals

If a student was administratively withdrawn for lack of course participation/attendance, the student should submit a Request to Resume Program via email or by using the SDI form along with an explanation of what has changed that will enable the student to successfully complete the program.

Administrative Dismissal

All administrative dismissals from the Institute are permanent. A student who has been dismissed is not eligible for re-entry with SDI.

Maximum Start Date Changes

SDI reserves the right to limit the number of times a student may change their start date once admitted to a program of study.

Generally speaking, a student will be denied admission after changing start dates three times.

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