Readmission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Readmission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Whenever there is a gap in a student’s attendance, regardless of the reason, the student must apply for readmission through the Dean of Students Office. Readmission is not guaranteed, and criteria used in determining readmission include, but are not limited to, academic progress, university discipline history, and criminal history.

Students who have been scholastically dismissed may apply for readmission once they’ve met the requirements outlined below.

Steps to Readmission after Dismissal

Students who have been dismissed from the University may, during a later semester, request an evaluation for readmission. Readmission after dismissal is neither automatic nor guaranteed, and will be considered favorably only when a student’s readmission application indicates a strong probability for academic success. Students seeking readmission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) are required to submit a readmission application through the Dean of Students Office.

In addition to completing this application, students must meet the following requirements before their application will be reviewed by CLAS:

I. Time Away

  • First Dismissal: Students who are dismissed from the University for the first time must wait at least two consecutive semesters (fall and spring) before applying for readmission. Winter and Summer intersessions are not included in the calculation of time away.
  • Second Dismissal: Students who are dismissed from the University a second time must wait at least four years (eight consecutive semesters, fall and spring) before applying for readmission.
  • Third Dismissal: No student will be readmitted to the University after a third dismissal.

II. Successful Completion of Additional Academic Work

  • Students must successfully complete at least twelve college-level credits after being dismissed. In order for a course to count toward this requirement, it must be completed after the semester in which the student was dismissed, and a final grade must be posted at the time of the student’s application submission. Typically, students complete additional academic work in one of two ways:
    • Complete non-degree courses at the University of Connecticut – With approval from an advisor in the CLAS Academic Services Center, students who have been dismissed have the option to take up to eight credits per semester of non-degree coursework at the University of Connecticut. If approved, students may register through Non-Degree Services in the Office of the Registrar.
    • Transfer courses from other academic institutions – Students may satisfy some or all of their readmission requirements by completing courses at other institutions. All transfer credits must adhere to the standard Undergraduate Admission Transfer Credit Guidelines. Students have the option to complete courses at:
      • In-State Institutions – For students interested in completing coursework in Connecticut, but not at UConn, the Undergraduate Admissions Office has listed the transfer course equivalencies for all Connecticut universities, colleges and community colleges.
      • Out-of-State Institutions – Students who intend to transfer out-of-state coursework to UConn must be aware that the transferred credits will not count toward their UConn grade point average, and that courses cannot be applied to their major or related areas without the permission of their UConn faculty advisor.
  • Students must receive grades of “B” or higher in courses taken after being dismissed.
  • Students must complete courses  that will show progress toward their desired degree plan or major.

Readmitted Students

In their first regular semester after readmission, dismissed students will be on scholastic probation, and must adhere to the CLAS Scholastic Probation Policies & Procedures. Additionally, readmitted students will follow the catalog requirements for the semester of their readmission.