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Returning to Belmont after suspension

I am suspended, what now?

If you are suspended from Belmont, specific tasks must be completed before departure. You must comply with all components outlined in your outcome letter, including sanctions. Overdue or incomplete sanctions may prevent you from returning to Belmont. Under your suspension period, you are trespassed from campus unless permitted to be on the property by the Dean of Students or Community Accountability. You will be required to check in/out through Campus Security. The University will contact the Metropolitan Police Department if you fail to comply.  

Suspension is defined as separation from the University for a specific period, which includes loss of tuition, fees, coursework, and other privileges of an enrolled student. Note that when you are eligible to return, you must reapply to the University. For more information regarding the reapplication process, contact the Office of Admissions at 615-460-6785.  

Your transcript will be available to you for release to other institutions. Please visit https://www.belmont.edu/registrar/transcript/index.html and follow the instructions to initiate the process to receive a transcription; the transcript will note that there has been an "Administrative Withdrawal." Upon submission, you may experience a delay in the release of your transcript due to the Suspension hold on your student account, but the transcript should release 24-48 hours after the transcript request.  

Suspension is a temporary separation from Belmont. We encourage you to take the time away to engage in continued reflection and self-growth in order to return and be a positive and productive member of the community. Please see our Suspension and Expulsion FAQ on the Community Accountability website for more information.  

Re-admission to Belmont

For any question, please refer them to Admissions at 615-460-6785.  

  1. You can submit a new Belmont application for your desired term via the link below. Be sure to select that you are a “Reenroll” under Student Type. You are only obligated to fill out  the required (*) information on your application. In the essay section, you can provide information about why you are returning to Belmont and your status or occupation since last attending.  
    Apply as a Transfer/Second Degree Student | Belmont University
  2. Please email mary.byars@belmont.edu once you have completed the application but prior to submitting it so that we may waive the $50 application fee for you .  
  3.  If you attended another undergraduate institution after leaving Belmont, submit transcripts from all universities to us at the following address: 

    Belmont University  

    Office of Admissions  

    1900 Belmont Blvd.  

    Nashville, TN 37212  

    If they are unable to issue an in-progress transcript, their Registrar’s Office should send a “letter of good standing” that informs us that you have not had any disciplinary, financial, or academic holds that would prevent you from leaving the university in good standing.  
  4. Once we receive these materials, Admissions will review your account for holds and determine if you are eligible to return to Belmont.  When the time comes, we suggest making an appointment with our Growth & Purpose for Students Office (GPS) at  gps@belmont.edu if you would like some advising to learn where you will be picking back up in your program.  

 

Suspension Checklist:  

The following checklist may assist you in your departure and return to Belmont, please review the following:  

  • University Admissions: Refer above about the re-application process to Belmont.
  • Academic Advisor & Growth and Purpose for Students (GPS): Check in with them to let them know your status. They may be able to provide you with any specific information or action(s) you need to take before you leave or share what classes may transfer to Belmont upon your return.
  • University Housing: If you live in a residence hall, please work with your Residence Director about the move-out process, the process of possibly returning to housing after the suspension period, and any other information pertaining to housing or dining.  
  • International Students : If you are on an international student visa, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars to discuss your status and the impact it may have on your visa.  
  • Student Financial Services: Scholarships and Financial Aid― each case is different and may have an impact in the short term or for the future. Students should direct all questions about refunds, aids, statuses directly to the appropriate offices/staff.  
    • Make sure any pending/outstanding charge are paid.  
  • Health Services and/or Counseling Services: Connect with them about receiving resources and referrals for continued off-campus care (optional).  
  • Registrar: To request a transcript:  
    • Your transcript will be available to you for release to other institutions please visit https://www.belmont.edu/registrar/transcript/index.html and follow the instructions provided to initiate the process to receive a transcription; the transcript will note that there has been an "Administrative Withdrawal”. Upon submission, you may experience a delay on the release of your transcript due to the Suspension hold on your student account, but the transcript should release 24-48 hours after the transcript request .