Guidelines for Applying for Readmission After an Absence
To resume your studies in the College after withdrawing or after being absent for one or more semesters, file the attached "Application for Readmission" at the Office of Undergraduate Advising or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. Please note that these are firm deadlines.
Please note: The College of Letters and Science does not allow students to earn a second Bachelor's degree.
Print and complete the Residence Classification Petition (instructions are found at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/DisplayMedia.aspx?ID=LegalResInfo.pdf) and attach it to your readmission application along with a $70 check made out to the UC Regents (the non-refundable, non-transferable processing fee for this application).Please complete the following checklist before submitting your application:
I have officially declared a major if I have completed 90 or more units.
I can complete all my degree requirements within the 130 unit limit.
If I attended other institutions during my absence, I have sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions an official transcript from each college.
If I left Berkeley on academic probation, I have discussed my proposed schedule for the upcoming semester with a College adviser and have received approval for readmission.
If I have withdrawn from a fall or spring semester at the University three or more times in the past, I have discussed my situation with a College adviserand have received approval for readmission.
I have checked my record and have cleared all registration blocks.
I do not have 12 or more units of outstanding Incomplete grades on my transcript. If I do have 12 or more units of Incomplete, I have discussed my situation with a College adviser and have received approval for readmission. I will finish the coursework and submit a "Petition to Remove an Incomplete Grade" for each class before the semester begins.
I have fulfilled the Reading and Composition requirement by Advanced Placement, Berkeley R and C, and/or approved transfer course work. If I have not, I am aware that I must have a plan to complete it in my first semester's return.
I have not been dismissed from the University (if you have, please consult with advising staff about how to apply for readmission after dismissal).
I am not seeking readmission in order to complete a second Bachelor's degree.
The readmission system, unlike the admission process, is not competitive. In general, you are readmissable if:
If you intend to receive financial aid, please consult with the financial aid office before proceeding with the readmission process.
- You apply by the deadline;
- You resolve all relevant issues from the check-list above before submitting your application;
- You withdrew in good academic standing (readmission on academic probation requires an evaluative discussion with a College adviser before a decision will be made on your application. Please take this into account when preparing for your return); and
- University Health Service has released your registration block, if you had a medical withdrawal and were required to get UHS approval for readmission.
Remember, these are general guidelines for readmission applications. Your file will be carefully reviewed by the College and you will be contacted if necessary.