Students who wish to register at UCSB after having been absent for at least one quarter, after having been lapsed, or after complete withdrawal must file an application for readmission with the Office of the Registrar. The non-refundable application fee for readmission is $70.00.
A PDF version of UCSB's Readmission and Reinstatement form is available to download.
NOTE: Students in the College of Letters and Science seeking reinstatement must also download an Appeal for Reinstatement Questionnaire and submit with the readmission application.
Students seeking readmission to the College of Engineering must have the approval of the dean.
Applications must be submitted prior to the deadline for the quarter in which readmission is sought. Deadline dates will be enforced.
NOTE: The University reserves the right to close admissions prior to the published deadlines without notice.
Graduate students who wish to register after a break in enrollment must petition for reinstatement with the Graduate Division. Reinstatement is not automatic and requires the approval of the student's academic department; the student’s record will be evaluated in terms of academic performance and timely completion of the degree. Students who wish to reinstate and have exceeded the time limit for completion of the master's and/or doctoral degrees must also submit a plan and timetable for degree completion to their department and Graduate Division for review and approval.
For more information, contact the Program Coordinator by sending an email to
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