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How to Apply for Readmission to UC San Diego (Undergraduates)

Undergraduates, find out how to apply for readmission after you have been absent from UC San Diego for a quarter or more.

If you have been absent for only 1 quarter, you are considered a continuing student. Please proceed to WebReg.

If you have been absent for 2 quarters or more, you must apply for readmission to UCSD. After you have applied, you will be notified by e-mail of your application status and follow-up steps. Follow these directions to apply for readmission:

  • Clear any financial holds (but not academic holds) before you apply for readmission.
  • Review your tuition rate and read up on the Tuition Stability Plan.
  • Apply online for readmission during the filing period. Log in with your PID and PAC, and follow the instructions.
  • The One-Time Document Fee may be assessed to your UCSD student account.
  • Non-refundable application filing fee of $70.00 will be assessed to your UCSD student account.
  • Application filing periods:
    • Fall Quarter 2023: February 24, 2023 - August 1, 2023
      • Summer 2023: Please submit an application for Fall Quarter. Upon receiving confirmation of your readmission, email informing our office that you would like to attend summer session courses. 
    • Winter Quarter 2024: August 25, 2023 - November 1, 2023
    • Spring Quarter 2024: November 17, 2023 - February 1, 2024

    In addition to the above steps, follow the directions below for other circumstances:

  • If you left the university while on Academic Probation or Subject to Disqualification:
    • The Registrar's Office will forward your application to your college's Academic Advising Office of review.
    • You should consult with your college advisor regarding your academic standing.
  • If you left the university after having been academically disqualified:
    • Review the Readmission after Disqualification information from the UC San Diego website
    • Note that additional documentation must be submitted to your college's Academic Advising Office at least two weeks prior to the online application deadlines. 
  • If you have been absent 3 or more quarters:
    • You should consult with your college advisor before you enroll in classes.
    • You must adhere to graduation requirements in effect at the time of readmission, or to requirements subsequently established.

If you have attended another institution since leaving UCSD:

  • You must provide official transcripts to the Office of Admissions regardless of the length of attendance, whether courses were completed, or whether you believe the record will affect your chances for readmission. If you provide incomplete or incorrect information about the schools you have attended, your admission to UCSD may be jeopardized.
  • A mailing address will be provided to you by e-mail with your notification of application status.
  • Second baccalaureate degree not available. If determined that a baccalaureate was received from another institution, readmission to UCSD will be canceled immediately.
  • Check with your department advisor and find out if the major has approved screening criteria. You may be eligible for readmission as a pre-major.

International Students: Contact the International Students & Programs Office, (858) 534-3730 for immigration regulations and documents for readmitted international students.

Readmission After Active Duty: Students who must report for active duty while enrolled in a term at UC San Diego are subject to the established readmission regulations of all undergraduate UC San Diego students. Refer to the readmission procedures outlined above. For undergraduate students who are called to active duty in the United States Military as a result of national emergency or as a result of mobilization of reserve forces, including the National Guard, and re-enroll at the University, the time remaining in their six-year cohort period will be extended. Students should submit a copy of their orders with their readmission application. Contact for more information regarding the readmission application fee waiver or cohort period extension.

Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office, email (map):
  • Registration and readmission information, call (858) 534-3150