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 exceptions are if you've been dropped for academic reasons or dismissed for disciplinary reasons. In these cases your application will be referred to the appropriate Dean's office and they will make the 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 2016 Term||September 1, 2015||June 6, 2016||Made on a rolling basis|
|Fall 2016 Term||September 1, 2015||August 19, 2016||Made on a rolling basis|
|Spring 2017 Term||February 1, 2016||January 6, 2017||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||Material Receipt Deadline||Decision Notification|
|Fall 2016 Term||September 1, 2015||February 15, 2016||To be announced||End of April|
|Spring 2017 Term||June 1, 2016||October 3, 2016||To be announced||End of December|
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
Second Undergraduate Degree
- Apply using the UW-System Electronic Application
For technical issues with the application, please contact UW HELP at 800-442-6459 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any further questions or problems with this process, email email@example.com.
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.
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.
Deans Approval: Please note if you've been dropped for academic reasons or dismissed for disciplinary reasons, you must contact your Dean for readmission approval.
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.