Whenever there is a gap in a student’s attendance, regardless of the reason, the student must complete an application for readmission through the Dean of Students Office. Readmission is not guaranteed. Criteria used in determining readmission include, but are not limited to, academic progress, university discipline history, and criminal history.
When to Apply?
Our intent is to have students readmitted in enough time for them to have the best possible position for registering for classes, and if needed, receiving financial aid and housing. Priority review can only be given to a completed application. For example, if you need to successfully complete course work in order to be eligible for readmission, these classes must be completed and graded. If they are non-UConn courses, an updated transcript must be included.
For a fall semester
If you are applying to be readmitted for a fall semester, we strongly encourage you to submit a completed application between December 1st and January 15th to be given priority review. Applications received between January 15th and July 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final day for application submission is July 1st.
For a spring semester
If you are applying to be readmitted for a spring semester, we strongly encourage you to submit a completed application between August 1st and September 15th to be given priority review. Applications received between September 15th and December 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final day for application submission is December 1st.
Who Should Use This Form?
- You have previously attended the University of Connecticut as an Undergraduate student
- There is a gap in your attendance due to any of the following reasons:
- You took a semester or more off from taking classes
- You are currently on a leave of absence
- You withdrew from all of your classes in one semester
- You have been academically dismissed
- You have earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and would like to earn a second undergraduate degree
- You were suspended from the University of Connecticut for violation of The Student Code and you have been approved to reapply by the Office of Community Standards
How Does It Work?
- To submit the Readmission Application, you will need to know you NetID and password. If you need assistance with your NetID/password go to https://netid.uconn.edu/index.php or contact the Help Desk at 860-486-4357.
- Prepare a personal statement detailing the reasons why you left, what you have been doing since you have been away, and why you feel you are ready to return to the University of Connecticut.
- All supporting documents (including transcripts from other universities) should be uploaded with your application at the time of submission.
- Submit your readmission application and all required work and documentation by the deadlines listed above.
- Former students who were academically dismissed from the University of Connecticut should be aware that the Readmission Board will expect additional academic work. The standards for academic evaluation can be found at the website of each school/college and must be complete at the time that the application is submitted.
How Do I Get Ready?
Prepare a personal statement with the reasons about why you left and why you feel as though you are ready to return to the University of Connecticut. Do your research to find the school and major you would like to attend. All supporting documents, including transcripts from other colleges and universities, must be ready to upload when you submit your application. Your application will be reviewed only with the information you provide.
How Long Does it Take?
The Readmission Boards completes priority reviews in October and in March. Secondary reviews will be done on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made and communicated promptly thereafter.
Tip: If you intend to apply for financial aid, fill out your FAFSA as soon as possible. You should not wait for your readmission to be approved to fill out your FAFSA application.
Readmissions on Hold
If you have certain types of holds that restrict enrollment, we will not be able to move forward with your application. To resolve the hold, you must contact the appropriate office, as identified in Student Admin, to find out what you need to do so that the hold can be lifted. Once the hold is lifted, it is your responsibility to notify the Dean of Students Office or regional campus designee (see below) so that we can proceed with the application process. If you do not notify us that your hold has been lifted until after the Readmission Board has met, you will not be eligible for readmission for the intended semester. You will need to reapply for the next application period.