If you voluntarily interrupted your university work while in good academic standing, you may be granted re-entry status by submitting an online application to the Records and Registration Office if the re-entry enrollment target has not been reached already. Due to enrollment limits, it is possible not all students who apply for re-entry will be accepted. It is advantageous to apply early in order to be approved to register as soon as possible. If you have been out of school voluntarily for a year or more, or involuntarily for any amount of time, you will be subject to the requirements of the catalog in effect upon your return. If you have been gone voluntarily for one semester, you remain under your “old” catalog. Students granted re-entry status were on scholastic probation or other conditional status, at the time of last attendance at UW-L, retain such status as a condition of re-entry.

If you have attended another institution(s) after leaving UW-L, have official transcripts of your academic record(s) mailed directly from the issuing institutions(s) to the Records and Registration Office at the time that you apply for re-entry. Transcripts that are marked “Issued to Student” or that are hand delivered by a student will not be accepted.

Eligibility for re-entry is based upon previous work at this university and any others you attended since attending UW-L. You must be eligible to return to the institution last attended. Re-entry transfers must meet the same GPA requirements for admission as other transfer students.


If you desire readmission after having been declared ineligible to continue for scholastic or other reasons, you must apply to the dean of the UW-L school or college in which you were last enrolled. Students declared ineligible to continue must follow catalog requirements in effect at the time of readmission. It is advantageous to apply for readmission early in order to facilitate registration in a timely manner. The appropriate dean will apprise the Admissions Office of the students eligible for readmission. During times of controlled or limited enrollment, preference will be given to students re-entering in good standing.