Readmission

If you were a registered student at UC Berkeley at some prior point and would like to return, you need to be readmitted.

Students who need to apply for readmission include:

  • undergraduate students who formally withdrew from the University and were absent for one or more semesters
  • graduate students who were registered in any graduate program and left the University due to withdrawal or at the completion of a graduate degree program

Readmission is not guaranteed, and the decision ultimately rests with your college or school. Each college and school has different expectations, deadlines, and requirements. Please consult your college or school for detailed information.

Note: The process of readmission may take up to four weeks after you submit all required documentation.

How Do I...?

Apply for Readmission as an Undergraduate

In order for the Office of the Registrar to process your Application for Readmission: Undergraduates, you must:

  1. Clear all holds (formerly known as blocks).
  2. Complete the Application for Readmission: Undergraduates. (Incomplete applications cannot be processed.)
  3. Complete the Statement of Legal Residence for Readmitted Students and attach a copy to your application
  4. Attach a check or money order for the nonrefundable, nontransferable Readmission Fee of $70. Make your check or money order payable to UC Regents. Please do not submit cash.
  5. Submit official transcripts of all course work taken at another institution — including UC Berkeley Extension — during your absence to the Office of the Registrar at the address below. Official transcripts may be submitted separately from all other application material.

Please indicate your current major program — or undeclared status — on your Application for Readmission. If you wish to change or declare your major program:

Submit your Application for Readmission, Statement of Legal Residence, official transcript(s), and $70 check or money order payable to UC Regents to Cal Student Central at 120 Sproul Hall, or mail them to:

Office of the Registrar Readmissions
123 Sproul Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-5404. 

Alternatively, you may submit your application materials directly to your school or college.

The process of readmission may take up to four weeks after you submit all required documentation.

Apply for Readmission/Re-enrollment in a Graduate Program

Students who were previously registered in a graduate program, withdrew for a period of time, and wish to return to UC Berkeley should consult the Graduate Division Readmission and Re-enrollment policies and procedures.  If you qualify for re-enrollment based on these policies, you must:

  1. Clear all holds (formerly known as blocks).
  2. Complete the Application for Readmission: Graduate Students (incomplete applications cannot be processed).
  3. Complete the Statement of Legal Residence for Readmitted Students.*
  4. Submit both your Application for Readmission and Statement of Legal Residence to the Head Graduate Advisor in your Program Office.

*Some professional programs are exempt from a residence determination. If you are uncertain if yours is among them, please consult your Program Office.  

It may take up to four weeks after you submit all required documentation for your Program Office and the Graduate Division to process your application.

The Office of the Registrar processes approved applications within 3–5 business days after receipt from the Graduate Division.

 

 

Know When to Apply for Readmission

For undergraduates, the deadlines for readmission application are:

  • June 1 for the fall semester
  • November 1 for the spring semester

Graduate students should consult the Student Calendar for registration information and deadlines. 

Apply for Readmission After a Medical Withdrawal

Students returning after a Medical Withdrawal should consult University Health Services, which will process approval of a Health Clearance for Readmission Application form. This process may take up to thirty days and is required to be completed before the Office of the Registrar can act upon an Application for Readmission.