This form is to be used by students who have missed a semester (fall or spring) of attendance and want to return or by students who have graduated from LHU and want to return to complete additional coursework or another undergraduate degree program.

Request to resume will be reviewed by the Registrar's Office for academic eligibility to continue enrollment at Lock Haven University.

Students who plan to continue enrollment in a different major than previously declared, or who are returning for a second degree, must complete the Change of Major form available on myHaven, Registrar tab, Forms.(

Approval of a request to resume studies through the Registrar's Office neither implies nor guarantees the receipt of financial aid or the ability to enroll. A student's previous academic and financial history can affect the ability to receive financial aid. Any current or prior unpaid or delinquent account balances will hinder a student's ability to re-enroll. It is highly recommended that all students who wish to resume their studies contact the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting this application to review financial aid eligibility. (Ulmer Hall 224, 570-484-2424)

Note: Students who are returning from a period of suspension may require financial counseling. Please check email and US postal service mail for important informaton. For financial aid questions, phone Financial Aid at 570-484-2424 (Ulmer Hall 224).

Please be advised that the request to resume studies must be done no later than three (3) weeks before the start of any term. Requests made after that time may be subject to time delays due to processing time, which could cause delays in notification of a student's ability to resume studies based on financial, or other, information.

Unmet financial obligations prevent registration; contact Student Accounts (Ulmer Hall 224, 570-484-2425).

Students must be aware of academic policies in place at the time of return. This includes, but is not limited to:
** Academic requirements for the major and general education;
** Graduation residency requirements;
** Repeat policies; and,
** Warning/Probation/Suspension/Dismissal.

Students returning after a period of probation, suspension, or academic dismissal (under academic amnesty) will return on probation.

Students returning after a period of academic dismissal must provide proof of productive activities during the absence. This may include, but is not limited to, taking college courses. An explanation of the student's productive activities must be attached to this request; the Registrar's Office will review the explanation to determine appropriateness. For those who took college classes, an unofficial transcript must be submitted (as an attachment) with the request. Simply taking college classes is not automatic approval to return. In addition, if approved to return, an official transcript, sent to the Registrar's Office, must be provided for credit evaluation.

1. Student -- Completes the information below AND submits the Change of
Major form if returning for a different major or for a second degree
2. Registrar's Office -- Reviews the request and student's academic file
3. Registrar's Office -- Sends information to the student regarding the request; if approved, the information includes registration information.
4. Student -- If approved to return, contacts advisor for scheduling advice and registers via myHaven.

Registrar's Office: 570-484-2006
Financial Aid: 570-484-2424
Student Accounts: 570-484-2425
University Directory Information:
  • If you are returning for a second degree, you must submit a Change of Major form along with the Request to Resume Studies form. The Registrar's Office will forward the Change of Major form to the department chair of the intended major for approval.
    ( > Registrar > Forms > Change of Major and Declare Academic Minor)
  • Enter the student ID number that was assigned to you when you attended LHU previously.

    In order to retrieve the correct student's records, it is important that you provide either your LHU Student ID or your Social Security Number.
  • Provide your social security number ONLY if you do not know our student ID number. This will be used only to locate your records. Information entered and transmitted as part of this form is secure.
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  • Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution(s) to LHU's Registrar's Office. Financial Aid will not be processed until after transcripts are received.
  • Definition: After a minimum two-year interruption in matriculation, students may request Academic Amnesty. Amnesty provides that a student's past academic record remain on the transcript and the student receives full credit for courses taken. However, the student's previously earned grades will not be calculated into the student's grade point average after re-admission.

    While the student's GPA restarts upon returning under Academic Amnesty, a student will return on probation.
  • A criminal offense is defined as a felony. Please disregard: minor traffic violations, offenses committed before your 18th birthday which were adjudicated in juvenile court under a Youth Offender Law, and any charges which have been expunged by a court or for which you successfully completed an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program.

    A conviction is an adjudication of guilt and includes determinations before a court, a district justice or magistrate and pleas of nolo contendre (no contest).
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    If yes to the above question, please state when the criminal offense occurred.
  • Please state the criminal offense and provide an essay explaining the offense.
  • If returning after a period of dismissal, a statement of productive activity performed during the absence from LHU or an unofficial college transcript must be provided.
  • *By typing your name in the signature box above, you are certifying that the information on this form is true and correct.