Welcome Back

Your decision to return to Hofstra University and complete your degree is commendable. Hofstra offers more than 165 different majors, so you are sure to find something that interests you. The education you will receive at Hofstra, both in and out of the classroom, will prepare you for a bright and promising future!


If you have applied to Hofstra within the last year, regardless of the admission decision, please complete Hofstra's Reactivation form and submit it to the Office of Admission, either by mail or fax. Upon receiving your Reactivation form, your $50 application fee, and updated transcripts the Admission Committee will be able to render a decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to render an admission decision.


If you have previously attended Hofstra and received grades please complete our Transfer Student Application for Undergraduate Admission. Please provide transcripts from any colleges you have attended since leaving Hofstra. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for an admission decision to be made.


Hofstra University is sensitive to the fact that our students may leave the University or postpone an offer of admission to perform military service and encourages those students to resume their education once that service has ended.

Before You Leave

Qualified students who seek to take a leave of absence to perform military service should give notice of service to the Office of Student Financial Services and Registrar as far in advance as is reasonable under the circumstances unless military necessity prevents advance notice. If advance notice is not provided, students must provide verification that they performed military service upon returning to the University.  

When You Are Ready To Return

When students wish to be readmitted to Hofstra, they should give notice of their intent to return to the Office of Admission. Veterans will be entitled to be readmitted and will be readmitted with the same academic status as when they last attended so long as:

1. There is no disqualifying event, such as a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, 

2. The cumulative length of absence and all previous absences for military service (service time only) does not exceed the established time period for such leave (generally five years); and 

3. The student notifies the University of their intent to return within three years from the completion of the period of service, or, if recovering from a service-related illness or injury, no later than two years after the recovery. 

The University is committed to assist those service members seeking readmission. When necessary, and as determined on a case-by-case basis, the University will offer appropriate academic services, free of charge, to help students become prepared to resume their studies with the same academic status where they left off or to help them be prepared to complete the program.