APPLY AS A REENTRY STUDENT

DATES AND DEADLINES

To guarantee an early enrollment appointment for the term you are applying for, we encourage you to complete your reentry application by the following deadlines:

PERIOD APPLICATION OPEN APPLICATION DEADLINE DECISION NOTIFICATION IF NO DEAN’S ACTION
Spring Term February 1, 2021 January 17, 2022 Made on a rolling basis
Summer Term August 1, 2021 July 18, 2022 Made on a rolling basis
Fall  Term August 1, 2021 August 29, 2022 Made on a rolling basis

What if the term I want to apply for doesn’t appear?

The application deadline has either passed or the first day to apply has not yet been reached. Requests for reentry are available beginning August 1 of the previous year for summer and fall applications or February 1 of the previous year for spring applications.

The admissions process for reentry students is automatic and may take up to two business days to be reflected in your MyUW Student Center. Once admitted, you will see the option to “Accept Your Admission.” The only exception would be if you have been dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons. In this case, your reentry application will be referred to the appropriate Dean’s office, and they will make the final determination regarding your admission to the university. Contact the Academic Deans’ Office for your School or College to begin the process and find out more information.

Please note that our reentry application does not accommodate reapplying for multiple majors. There is no need to complete another application. Once you are admitted, a process is run to readmit you to the other major(s).

HOW TO APPLY

There are two ways you can access the reentry application:

  • Students last enrolled Fall 2010 or later: Access the reentry application through the Student Center in MyUW with your NetID and password.
  • Students last enrolled prior to Fall 2010: Access the reentry application through My Info.

If you have forgotten your NetID and password, you can use My Info to access the reentry application. If you have forgotten your Campus ID number (needed for the My Info page), contact the Office of the Registrar at 608-262-3811.

Within the Student Center, you can access the reentry application:

  • Under the “Academic Records” tile (review this screenshot)
  • Select the menu on the left for “Request for Reentry”
  • Click on the “Create a New Reentry Application” button

How do I know the status of my application?

Your status can be found on the Reentry application page under ‘Requests that have been submitted’

Please note that our reentry application does not accommodate reapplying for multiple majors. There is no need to complete another application. Once you are admitted, a process is run to readmit you to the other major(s).

For any technical issues with the reentry application, email reentry-help@g-groups.wisc.edu. If you have any further questions or problems with this process, email onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu.

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DECISION PROCESS

For students who disenrolled from UW-Madison in good standing

The admission decision process is automatic.  Once you apply for reentry, you will be automatically re-admitted to UW-Madison within two business days.

For students who have been dropped for academic reasons

Your reentry application will be referred to the appropriate Academic Dean’s office.  They will make the final determination regarding your admission to the university. Contact the Academic Deans’ Office for your School or College to begin the process and find out more information.

For students who have been dismissed for disciplinary reasons

Contact the Dean of Students Office to begin the process and find out more information.

For students applying for reentry to a graduate or professional program

Please contact the appropriate admitting office for your program.

For students with an undergraduate degree

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree at UW-Madison or elsewhere and wish to return for a second undergraduate degree must apply through the UW System electronic application at apply.wisconsin.edu.

HOW TO ACCEPT ADMISSION

In your admission letter, you can find a link to our Admitted Student Checklists with next steps for accepting your admission. The reentry checklist includes all the steps you need to take in order to prepare for your return to campus.

Log in to the MyUW Student Center to accept or decline your offer of admission. As long as you do not have any academic holds with your dean, your admission will be automatic and should be reflected in your Student Center within two business days of completion. To accept your admission and confirm your enrollment, complete the following steps:

  • Click on Student Center down arrow/icon and select “Applicant Homepage”
  • Click on the Tile page with “Admissions”
  • Within the Admissions tile, “Application Status” will show you the applications that you have submitted
  • Accept/Decline Admission: follow the instructions it gives you to officially confirm. Reentry applicants do not need to pay the $100 enrollment deposit. You will not be able to register for classes until you complete this step. If you apply and are admitted after the enrollment appointment times, it may take up to the next business day to receive an enrollment assignment after you accept your admission in your Student Center
  • Complete the Residency Application in your Student Center.
  • If you are an international student, you will need to submit documents in order for us to prepare your I-20. You can find these documents on the Reentry Admitted Student Checklist.

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES

Depending when you apply for reentry admission, course registration may or may not be available to you yet. The Enrollment Appointment Times Release Schedule through the Office of the Registrar will show exactly when enrollment dates and times will be released, as well as the specific enrollment dates students will be assigned to in accordance with their class standing. If you have questions about course registration or class standing, contact the Office of the Registrar at 608-262-3811.

Any enrollment related holds (academic, disciplinary, financial, other) will need to be cleared before you can register.

Enrollment Dates

  • Fall enrollment begins the 11th week of the previous spring term. This is typically early April.
  • Spring enrollment begins the 11th week of the previous fall term. This is typically early November.
  • Summer enrollment begins the 10th week of the previous spring term. This is typically late March.
  • Dates for upcoming term can be found here: https://registrar.wisc.edu/enrollment_release_schedule.htm

Why haven’t I received an enrollment notification yet?

  • You have not been admitted or accepted your admission in the Student Center (undergraduates only)
  • It may take a full business day after you accept admission for you to be assigned an enrollment time
  • Your reentry application has been referred to your Academic Dean or the Dean of Students Office
  • Enrollment appointment times have not yet been assigned for your reentry term

Why am I being readmitted to my last major?

Policy required undergraduates return to their previous major.  Once you have been admitted you may follow normal procedures for changing majors with your school or college.  If your previous major is no longer offered, you will be referred to your academic dean for further discussion.

FINAL TRANSCRIPTS AND CREDIT EVALUATIONS

Reentry students who completed coursework outside of UW–Madison must submit their final transcript to our office in order to receive credit. Credit evaluations will be made within the following timelines:

  • If the transcript is received in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment by September 15, the transfer credit will be applied to your record before spring course enrollment.
  • If the transcript is received by February 15, the coursework will be applied to your record before fall course enrollment.

Students enrolled in a study abroad program that is not affiliated with UW–Madison should see the Study Abroad section below.

STUDY ABROAD

If you are studying abroad on a UW-Madison program, you are considered an enrolled student and do not need to reapply if you return the Fall or Spring immediately following your study abroad.

If you have enrolled in a study abroad program that is not affiliated with UW–Madison, you will need to apply for reentry admission (unless that program was only during the summer or winterim term). You can apply directly through the Student Center in MyUW with your NetID and password. Once you have accessed the Student Center, you can find the reentry application under the “Academics” section.

How and when will my credits be evaluated?

All credit evaluations for study abroad programs that are not affiliated with UW–Madison should be completed through the International Academic Programs office (IAP). Once you have applied to the foreign institution or sponsoring study abroad program of your choice, you will need to sign up for transfer credit services through IAP. You do not need to be accepted by the non-affiliated program to begin the sign-up process for credit evaluations. More information about transfer credit services for non-affiliated programs can be found on the Study Abroad website.

Final Transcripts

Once you have completed your study abroad program, you will need to send your transcript directly to IAP for evaluation. For questions about processing timelines for your study abroad credits to be visible on your DARS report, please contact IAP directly at: nonaffiliated@studyabroad.wisc.edu.

CHANGE TERM OF REENTRY TO SUMMER

If you applied for the fall semester and would like to change your term to summer, simply fill out another reentry application and select that you would like to apply for the summer term.

*If you have already registered for fall classes and you would like to apply for summer, please email reentry-help@g-groups.wisc.edu.

NEED HELP?

If you need further help with the reentry application process, please feel free to contact our office directly. You can reach us by phone at 608-262-3961 or email at onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu

If you are having technical issues with the reentry application, please reach out to reentry-help@g-groups.wisc.edu.