This policy governs UW-Madison's process for re-admitting undergraduate students who previously attended UW-Madison.
Student who has previously enrolled at UW-Madison and has not enrolled at UW-Madison for one or more terms (excluding summer and winterim).
Enrolled for the Term
Student who was enrolled on or after the first day of classes, even if withdrawn, is considered to have been enrolled for that term. Students enrolled in study abroad programs not affiliated with UW-Madison are not considered to be enrolled for the term and are required to apply for reentry.
This policy applies to:
Previously enrolled UW-Madison undergraduate students wishing to continue to a first undergraduate degree.
Any previously enrolled UW-Madison student who wishes to continue at a University Special (non-degree) student.
This policy does not apply to:
Students applying for reentry to a graduate or professional school.
Students who earned an undergraduate degree and wish to apply for an additional undergraduate degree.
UW-Madison undergraduate students who have not been enrolled at UW-Madison for one or more terms (excluding summer term) are required to apply through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for readmission.
Application for reentry:
Student should follow instructions on Admissions and Recruitment website.
To apply for reentry students must meet annual deadlines for the spring, summer, and fall terms:
See UW-Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment website for annual deadlines.
Undergraduate students are required to be readmitted to the major they were enrolled in when they last attended.
Once readmitted, a student may follow the normal procedure for changing majors through their school or college.
For majors no longer accepting applications or being offered:
Students may be admitted to a temporary program.
Reentry applications will be referred to the school or college’s academic dean.
Students will work with academic dean to discuss major that fits the student’s needs.
Referral of reentry application:
Reentry admission decisions are based upon academic and disciplinary record at UW-Madison.
For students who disenrolled in good standing:
Admission process for re-entry is automatic through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
For students who were dropped for academic reasons:
Reentry application will be referred to the school or college academic dean for approval.
For students dismissed for disciplinary reasons:
Reentry application will be referred to the Dean of Students Office for approval.
For students applying as a University Special Student (non-degree):
Reentry application will be referred to Adult Career & Special Student Services for review.
Related UW–Madison Documents, Web Pages, or Other Resources: