Reentry Admissions

Students who previously attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison but have not been enrolled in courses for a semester or more are considered reentry students. The primary admission consideration for reentry students is your academic record while previously enrolled at UW–Madison. If you are interested in returning to UW–Madison as an undergraduate student, please review the following requirements and expectations for readmission.

Applying to Complete your First Undergraduate Degree

Decisions are completed on a rolling basis. The only exception is if there is a Dean's Action on your record, then it is up to your Dean to make a final determination. Contact your Dean.

To guarantee an early enrollment appointment for the term you are applying for, we encourage you to complete the application (and submit transcripts, if applicable) by the following deadlines:

Period Application Open Application Deadline Decision Notification if NO Dean's Action
Summer 2015 Term September 1, 2014 June 1, 2015 Made on a rolling basis
Fall 2015 Term September 1, 2014 August 19, 2015 Made on a rolling basis
Spring 2016 Term February 1, 2015 January 5, 2016 Made on a rolling basis

Applying as a Second Undergraduate Degree Reentry Student

If you are applying to earn a second undergraduate degree:

Period Application Open Application Deadline Decision Notification
Spring 2016 Term June 1, 2015 October 1, 2015 End of December
Fall 2016 Term September 1, 2015 February 1, 2016 End of April

Application Checklist

1. Apply Online

First Undergraduate Degree

Apply using the Reentry Application in the Student Center:

  • Students last enrolled Fall 2010 or later: Access application through My UW using your NetID
  • Students last enrolled prior to Fall 2010: Access application through My Info

For technical issues with the reentry application, email If you have any further questions or problems with this process, email

Second Undergraduate Degree

For technical issues with the application, please contact UW HELP at 800-442-6459 or If you have any further questions or problems with this process, email


Application Fee and Test Scores: As a reentry student, you do not need to pay the application fee or submit standardized test scores.

Statement: Prepare your statement before applying. Your statement should include a brief description of why you are applying for reentry admission, your educational goals, and your activities since your last date of enrollment at UW–Madison.

2. Transcripts

If you attended another institution since you were last enrolled at UW–Madison, you must submit official transcripts for each college or university. The transcripts should include all college-level course work completed to date and your current term in progress, if applicable. You do not need to resubmit your high school transcript or a college transcript for course work already recorded on your UW–Madison transcript.

International students: Please note you will also need to submit the Financial Verification Form (PDF) and bank letter. For complete details, visit the international admissions website.

Deans Approval: Please note if you were previously dropped, suspended, or on academic probation, you must contact your Dean for readmission approval.

Study Abroad

If you participated in a semester-long study abroad program sponsored by a university other than UW–Madison, you will need to apply for readmission. If you are participating in a summer or winterim program, you do not need to apply for reentry.