Re-enrollment - FAQs

To be eligible for re-enrollment support through Complete Penn State, a student must be:

  • no more than five years out from their last semester of enrollment in a degree program at Penn State. 
  • currently seeking to re-enroll as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at Penn State
  • one or two semesters away from completing a first associate’s or bachelor’s degree (30 or fewer credits remaining)
  • in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) before they stopped out from their degree program
  • experiencing or have previously experienced a hardship that is complicating degree completion 

Complete Penn State supports returning students by developing an action plan for re-enrollment.  We work to connect students with key department contacts, academic advisors, and essential University resources.

No. Students who re-enroll may apply for the Completion scholarship once they are fully enrolled, have met with their academic advisor to confirm outstanding degree requirements, and have a financial aid award package posted to their  LionPATH account.  

Any student who is interested in re-enrolled at the university should be aware of the re-enrollment policy and process.  These can be found here: