Apply for Readmission
Interested in returning to the University of Delaware?
The readmission application should be used by students seeking to return to UD for degree-seeking purposes, including University Studies majors. Students that are only returning to take a course or two, without the intent of fulfilling a degree, should contact Professional & Continuing Studies. Students must apply for readmission in order to return to pursue a baccalaureate degree after an official separation from an undergraduate degree program at UD or after previously earning a UD undergraduate degree. Students who are on an official Leave of Absence (LOA) do not need to apply for readmission since the LOA maintains active UD matriculation.
Students may apply for readmission for the fall or spring semesters, as well as summer or winter terms. It is recommended to submit the readmission application approximately 6 months before the desired entry term (ex: apply by March for fall consideration and by October for spring consideration.) The deadline to submit the readmission application is before the first day of the semester/term for which the student is applying. (See academic calendar dates.) All students seeking readmission must pay an application processing fee. Readmission decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, taking the entire academic record into account; improvement of the cumulative GPA alone does not guarantee readmission.
Students who were dismissed for academic deficiency must wait at least one full semester (fall or spring) before readmission consideration. Students may attempt to gain eligibility for readmission by taking up to 7 credits of courses each term through Professional and Continuing Studies. Grades earned in these courses will be included in the student's cumulative UD GPA; grades above a C will help to erase deficit points and improve the GPA, while grades below a C will add to the number of deficit points. Students who were dismissed for academic deficiency must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 before enrolling as a readmitted student. Readmission is necessary in order to earn a degree from the University. Any readmitted student who is dismissed a second time for unsatisfactory academic performance will not be readmitted again as a matriculated degree-seeking student, except under conditions specified by the student's assistant dean.
Students who were not academically dismissed also must have a cumulative UD GPA of 2.0 before enrolling as a readmitted student. Exceptions must be approved by the academic assistant dean of the college into which the student is pursuing readmission. There is no guarantee of admission into the academic program in which a student was previously enrolled. Restricted majors will often have additional GPA requirements for readmission consideration. Students accepted for readmission will be held to the degree requirements in place at the time of readmission. As much as possible, prior course work will be accepted toward the degree. Course work that has been taken more than seven calendar years earlier will be reviewed for applicability, and an individual department may require repetition of "outdated" courses. Course work completed at another institution does not factor into the UD GPA and official transcripts documenting such course work must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar. Students cannot pursue readmission into a major/minor in a field or related field for which the student has already completed (i.e. if a student previously completed an Art History minor, one cannot pursue readmission into an Art History major).
To proceed, you will need your student ID number and your PIN. If you do not know your PIN, go to UD PIN reset.
Please review the information below before completing the application.
- A $40.00 non-refundable fee is required with the application.
- The deadline to submit the readmission application is before the first day of the semester/term for which the student is applying. (See academic calendar dates.)
- There is no guarantee of admission into the academic program in which a student was previously enrolled. Restricted majors will often have additional GPA requirements for readmission consideration. Consult the college to which you are seeking readmission for further information concerning specific academic requirements for readmission eligibility. Contact information can be found here.
- Some academic departments have additional requirements for readmission such as an audition or interview. You will be contacted if you have selected a major from one of those departments.
- The application for readmission cannot be submitted with any hold on a student’s record, including financial holds or disciplinary holds. If a student was separated from the University for disciplinary reasons, he or she needs to contact the Office of Student Conduct to verify eligibility before the readmission application may be submitted. Any financial obligations to the University of Delaware must be satisfied before the readmission application can be reviewed. The student may contact Student Financial Services concerning this obligation at (302) 831-2126.
- If a student has attended any other institution since their last enrollment at the University of Delaware, the student will need to include course information and have official transcripts submitted to the Office of the University Registrar.
- International students requiring an eligibility document may submit their request to the Office for International Students and Scholars. Any questions regarding this process should be directed to OISS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-2115.
- Students will be informed of the decision by way of an email from the Office of the University Registrar. While decision times can vary, most applicants receive a readmission decision within 2-3 weeks from their application date.
For questions about the process, please email Registrar@udel.edu or call (302) 831-2132.