Lapse of Status

Lapse of status is the automatically enforced withdrawal of a student from the university. A student's status may be lapsed:

  1. for failure to comply with the conditions for admission.
  2. for failure to register and enroll in courses by the deadline stated in the Calendars & Deadlines.
  3. for failure to settle financial obligations when due or to make satisfactory arrangements with the Billing, Accounts Receivable, Collections Office (BARC) if payment cannot be made.
  4. for failure to respond to official university notices (including failure to remove blocks).

If a student desires to regain enrolled status for the quarter he/she has been lapsed, the student must follow the Late Registration process. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at Registration@sa.ucsb.edu or 805-893-3592, select option 1, prior to submitting the Late Registration petition. Students can down load the Late Registration Petition and obtain the necessary signatures prior to submitting the petition to the Office of the Registrar.

Students receiving Financial Aid will have their aid cancelled for the quarter their status has been lapsed.