Preparing for Readmission

To prepare for the readmission process, here are the recommended steps to follow:

  1. Reflect upon both the academic and non-academic circumstances that may have contributed to your dismissal.
    • What resources, tools, and strategies might you employ to address these circumstances during your time away and when you return to UConn?
    • Does your declared major match your academic strengths? Consider exploring alternative majors that may better suit your areas of strength and interest and contact an advisor with The Major Experience to discuss potential academic pathways.
    • How can you leverage your time to ensure you are equipped to succeed academically and personally when you return to life as a UConn student?
  2. In consultation with the appropriate non-degree advisor, determine what course options are best suited for you to meet the academic requirements of your school/college and/or regional campus for readmission after dismissal.
  3. Apply for Non-Degree study at UConn or consider taking transferrable courses at another institution.
    • Many dismissed students elect to take courses at other institutions in preparation for future readmission. This may be a good option for students who wish to study closer to home or may be a more cost-effective option for some students. All transfer credits must adhere to the standard Undergraduate Admission Transfer Credit Guidelines, and students should keep in mind how transfer credits will apply to their UConn degree and transcript.
    • Students taking nondegree coursework at UConn must have permission of the school/college from which they have been dismissed.

Readmission Application Process

  • Once you have completed coursework and met your school/college and regional campus’ academic requirements for readmission, apply for readmission via the Dean of Students Office
  • Ensure you are following all posted deadlines for readmission: July 1 for Fall semester and December 1 for Spring semester.
  • Apply as early as possible, noting that course availability, financial aid, and on-campus housing may be limited depending on the time of the year.
    • While readmission is sometimes possible for Spring semester, the timeline can be particularly difficult given the tight turnaround for grades in academic coursework required for readmission.
  • Once you have decided to apply, ensure you submit your full application as soon as possible so that you will have an increased chance of enrolling in your courses of interest before the beginning of the semester.
  • Ensure that all final grades have been submitted to the Dean of Students Office as part of your readmission application. A readmission decision cannot be made until final grades are received.

As soon as you have received your readmission acceptance, begin your Next Steps after Readmission.

    Note: Readmission after dismissal is neither automatic nor guaranteed and will be considered favorably only when a student’s readmission application indicates a strong probability for academic success. For more information, visit Returning to UConn.