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Veterans and Service Members Readmissions Process

Veterans and Service Members Readmissions Process

East Arkansas Community College will readmit veterans and service members who have completely withdrawn from all coursework in response to a voluntary or involuntary call for active duty in the United States military.


  1. The institution is given notice of the service member's absence for service;
  2. The cumulative length of absences from the institution by reason of service is longer than 30 days (not to exceed five years);
  3. The service member gives notice of his/her intent to return within the applicable time limit.

The service member or an appropriate officer of the Armed Forces must provide a notice of absence for service to the office of the Veteran's Services Specialist.  The notice of absence for service may be oral or written.

Notice of Intent to Return

Veterans and service members returning from active duty must submit a notice of intent to re-enroll to the Veteran's Services Specialist before registering for classes. 

Veterans and service members who have been out of school for two years should file a readmission application.  Upon readmission, returning veteran students are allowed to continue in the same academic program under the guidelines of our five-year catalog limit.  The College will make every reasonable effort to assist students in resuming their program.  If the exact program is no longer available, the student will be admitted to a similar program unless the student chooses a different program.

In accordance with federal regulations, a service member's eligibility for readmission terminates upon the occurrence of a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge.  However, dishonorably discharged service members may remain eligible under the College's general readmissions policy.

Veterans and Service Members Readmissions Policy

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