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Returning to the University

Students who have not been enrolled in classes at UC San Diego for two or more consecutive quarters must apply to return to the University through the readmission process. Please refer to the UCSD Readmission page for the application filing periods. These deadlines are strictly enforced and no exceptions will be made.

If you have been absent from the University for only one quarter, you are considered a continuing student. Please proceed to WebReg. 

The readmission process is dependent on how you left the University:

Left in Good Academic Standing

  1. Address any holds on your record that may prevent readmission.
  2. File a Readmission Application and pay the required fee.
  3. The Registrar's Office will send a readmission approval notification to your email.
  4. Send official transcripts of all work completed at other institutions to the UC San Diego Admissions Office.

Left While on Academic Probation or Subject to Disqualification

  1. Meet with a Sixth College academic advisor to discuss your readmission. 
  2. Clear any financial, academic, and/or disciplinary holds.
  3. File a Readmission Application with the Registrar's Office and pay the required fee.
  4. The Registrar's Office will require approval from Sixth College Academic Advising.
  5. If approved, the Registrar's Office will send a readmission approval notification to your email.
  6. Send official transcripts of all work completed at other institutions to the UC San Diego Admissions Office.
  7. You will return to the University in the same academic status in which you left. 

Academically Disqualified

Disqualified students are eligible to apply for readmission after taking one academic year away from UC San Diego. Readmission after disqualification is available once per year for Fall Quarter only.

  1. Review the information on the Readmission after Disqualification from UC San Diego website.
  2. Meet with a Sixth College academic advisor to discuss your readmission. 
  3. Clear any financial, academic, and/or disciplinary holds.
  4. Submit the completed Readmission Proposal form and all required documents to Sixth College Academic Advising at sixthadvising@ucsd.edu between April 1 and July 15 for Fall Quarter readmission. If you miss the July 15 deadline, you will need to wait another year to submit a proposal.
  5. Check the Virtual Advising Center for any requests for information and/or updates from Academic Advising.

Academically Disqualified for not Meeting the Entry Level Writing Requirement

  1. Consult with the Analytical Writing Program Office at awp@ucsd.edu regarding readmission.
  2. If you are approved for readmission: 
    1. File a Readmission Application with the Registrar's Office and pay the required fee.
    2. The Registrar's Office will require approval from Sixth College Academic Advising.
    3. Once approved, the Registrar's Office will send a readmission approval notification.
    4. Send official transcripts of all work completed at other institutions to the UC San Diego Admissions Office.

Left with a Hold Placed by the Dean of Student Affairs Office

  1. Review your holds on TritonLink to confirm the office that has placed the hold. Contact the corresponding office if it was not placed by the Dean of Student Affairs Office.
  2. Email sixthsa@ucsd.edu to inquire about any conditions for the lifting of a hold placed by the Sixth College Student Affairs Office.
  3. If the hold is removed, and you left in good academic standing, file a Readmission Application if you were gone two or more consecutive quarters and pay the required fee. Otherwise, refer to the instructions above.  
  4. Send official transcripts of all work completed at other institutions to the UC San Diego Admissions Office.