Students who miss one or more quarters of registration (excluding summer) or who fail to request return after an approved period of leave of absence will be discontinued from their program. Students who fall into this category and who wish to return to the University must submit an online application six weeks before the desired date of reentry and be sure to accurately respond to the first page of questions. The decision to readmit a former student is at the discretion of the program and The Graduate School. All graduate students who have previously been enrolled at Northwestern University as degree-seeking students but have had a break in their enrollment will be subject to a readmission fee. Students applying for readmission must pay $250 plus the equivalent of TGS 512 tuition for each quarter of missed enrollment.