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Returning Students

Returning Students

Finding time for school can be a challenge with life's other priorities such as family and work. Many of our students need to stop taking classes for a short time and return when it's more convenient. You are not alone.

Let us help you get back on track with your education! If you've been away for just a semester or two, you may want to check with your faculty advisor and simply continue where you left off. You can find a list of faculty advisors in the myClarkState student portal.

Returning Student

If you are returning after three years or more, you are considered a returning student.

You will need to apply online to Clark State and re-take the placement tests if necessary before registering for classes. You should speak with a faculty advisor about any changes in program requirements.

Returning students must:

  • meet the curricular requirements in place at the time of their return (contact your academic school to determine the acceptability of previous courses)
  • Returning students will need to complete the online FAFSA.

After being accepted to Clark State, returning students will have access to the myClarkState student portal where you can access Self-Service and your student email.   

Self-Service: You will be able to use Self-Service to register, make payments and access your grades online. You will also be able to print your class schedule and program evaluation. 

Student E-Mail:Anything in your student email account older than 180 days will automatically be deleted. If you have not been a Clark State student prior to the summer of 2006, your account will be considered new and automatically be generated when you register for classes.

Fresh Start

If you re-enroll after an absence of three consecutive years or more, you may petition the Records and Registration Office to eliminate the cumulative GPA of your previous enrollment. To be eligible to petition, students must have at least 15 semester hours remaining before completing an associate degree and/or at least 12 semester hours remaining before completing a one-year certificate. Any courses in which you received a C or better will be counted in the "hours earned" but not in the GPA.

Reinstatement for Health and Human Services Programs

If you were previously enrolled in a space-limited program and wish to re-enter, you will need to contact your faculty advisor in that program and request a copy of the Reinstatement Policy. You can find a list of faculty advisors in the myClarkState student portal. Transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis prior to accepting students for reinstatement.

Students who wish to re-enter are required to have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in courses required for the program before the reinstatement request will be considered. Certain courses may need to be repeated if the time limit for accepting prior credits has passed. Eligible students are then reinstated on a space-available basis to the semester for which they are requesting reinstatement.

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