Readmission and Reinstatement

Readmission/Reinstatement

Returning to UCSB after a break in enrollment (Readmission)

If you left UCSB in good academic standing and wish to be readmitted to the university, complete the following steps before the absolute deadlines listed below. 

  1. Submit a completed Application for Readmission/Reinstatement  available from the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Pay the processing fee.
  3. Have a transcript sent to the Office of the Registrar from each institution attended during the absence from UCSB.
  4. Special instructions for students who have already completed 155 or more units: You may be asked to submit a Proposed Schedule for Graduation (PSG) before your readmission is approved.  Please contact Letters and Science Advising if you think you may be required to submit a PSG.

The Readmission filing period opens the calendar year prior to the quarter for which a student is seeking readmission:

  • Fall--Application may be submitted beginning on November 1 of previous year; application deadline is second Monday in August
  • Winter--Application may be submitted beginning on July 1 of previous year; application deadline is second Monday in November
  • Spring--Application may be submitted beginning on October 1 of previous year; application deadline is second Monday in February.

While Applications for Readmission/Reinstatement will be accepted as late as the deadlines above, in most cases, it is in students' best interest to submit the application as early in the filing period as possible so that the application is processed and as student is given Pass times for registration. Please go to the Registrar's Readmission/Reinstatement website for more details about the return process and for "Steps to Registration for newly readmitted students.

Returning to UCSB after an academic disqualification or other dismissal (Reinstatement)

If you left UCSB while not in good academic standing, and you wish to return to the university, you may be required to take extra steps in addition to the standard readmission process described above in order to be "reinstated" into the College of Letters and Science."

If you have been:

You will need to submit a completed Appeal for Reinstatement Questionnaire in addition to your application for readmission in order to be considered for readmission at UCSB. Please contact the College Advising Office if you are not sure about your academic status or if you have questions about the appeal process.

Other special circumstances:

Blocked Registration If your registration has been blocked, you will need to clear the block with the appropriate campus office before you can register for courses.

Outstanding Debts If you have outstanding debts with UCSB, you must resolve this debt prior to readmission. Please contact the Billing Office or the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Disciplinary Suspension If your absence is due to a disciplinary suspension, please contact the Office of Judicial Affairs.