Readmission / Reinstatement

 

Graduates

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
Readmission@sa.ucsb.edu.


Undergraduates

Students who wish to register at UCSB after having been absent for at least one quarter, lapsed, or withdrawn from a quarter must file an Request for Undergraduate Readmission or Reinstatement with the Office of the Registrar. Note: The $70.00 non-refundable application fee is subject to change without notification.

  • 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 or reinstatement to the College of Engineering must have the approval of the dean and are required to submit a letter addressed to the Dean along with the application. For more information regarding the letter, contact the College of Engineering’s Academic Advising Office.

     

  • Students seeking readmission or reinstatement in the College of Creative Studies must submit a letter addressed to the Dean along with the application.

 

Applications must be submitted prior to the deadline for the quarter in which readmission is sought. Deadline dates will be strictly enforced.

The University reserves the right to close admission prior to the published deadlines.

Application Deadlines

Application filing periods open the calendar year prior to the quarter in which readmission/reinstatement is sought. Applicants should begin the process early. Quarter specific deadline dates are listed in the Quarter Calendars.

Fall Opens: November 1                              Closes: 2nd Monday in August

Winter Opens: July 1                                   Closes: 2nd Monday in November

Spring Opens: October 1                             Closes: 2nd Monday in February

Note:

All readmitted and reinstated students should review the "Steps to Registration" for newly readmitted students. This resource acts as a reminder of the steps required to complete enrollment requirements.

Approval notification for readmission or reinstatement is dependent upon the academic status of the applicant, the date the application is received, and the College’s procedures. 

Other Important Information

Readmission

  • Readmission is generally approved for undergraduate students who left the university in good academic standing, provided space is available.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended while absence from UCSB should be submitted as soon as possible. Failure to do may create a delay in degree completion as course evaluation takes several weeks to complete. Send official transcripts to: UCSB, Office of Admissions, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2014.
  • Students who are seeking readmission to the College of Letters and Science after having already completed 135 or more units will be required to submit a Proposed Schedule for Graduation to the College before readmission will be considered. Contact the College Advising office for instructions.

 

Reinstatement

  • Students who were on reinstatement-probation, were subject to academic disqualification, or dismissed by dean’s action after the last quarter of enrollment will not be considered for readmission until reinstated by the student's college dean. The dean will establish the conditions of such reinstatement, if approved.
  • Students seeking reinstatement may be subject to receipt of outstanding transcripts prior to college approval. Send official transcripts to: UCSB, Office of Admissions, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.
  • Students in the College of Letters and Science seeking reinstatement must also submit an Appeal for Reinstatement Questionnaire with the readmission application.
  • Students seeking reinstatement to the College of Engineering will need to follow the College’s Returning: Readmission instructions on the Leaving and Returning website.
  • Newly admitted undergraduate students who withdrew from all registered classes prior to the 16th day of instruction of their first quarter at UCSB will not be eligible for readmission. Such students must reapply to the University through the regular undergraduate admission process adhering to Admissions processing deadlines. For further information contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Students absent from UCSB for three or more quarters must complete the online Statement of Legal Residence after officially readmitted. Students who fail to complete this process will be assessed nonresident tuition and fees.