Readmission

Readmission is for students who previously attended UC Davis, did not receive a degree, and wish to return to campus. If you withdrew or cancelled your registration at UC Davis, were dismissed from the university, or were dis-enrolled for Entry Level Writing Deficiency, you must file for readmission before you can resume your studies.

Readmission Process and Application

You apply for readmission by filing the Online Readmission Application, found through the Office of the Universitry Registrar’s website.

  • The application provides space to upload documents. If you completed any courses at another institution, please upload a copy of your unofficial transcript here. There is no need to upload anything else, unless your adviser asked you to do so.

Once the College of Biological Sciences receives your application, it will be evaluated by an adviser. You will be contacted if you need to provide additional information, or if you need to complete certain requirements to be readmitted. If no additional information is required, your application will either be approved or denied. See below for information about approval criteria.

If your application is approved, you will receive a pass time from the Office of the University Registrar in a few days.

PLEASE NOTE: you cannot register until your readmission application is approved, so submit your application well in advance of the quarter you intend to return to get the best pass time.

  • For example, Pass 1 for Fall Quarter usually happens in mid-May. Thus, if you want to potentially register at the same time continuing students are registering, you need to submit your readmission application by March or April.

Approval Considerations

Whether your readmission application will be approved or whether you will need to complete additional requirements to be readmitted depends on what your academic status was when you left UC Davis:

Students in Good Standing

If you left the University in good academic standing, meaning that you had 2.0 overall GPA, a 2.0 GPA for the last registered term, and were meeting minimum progress standards, the College of Biological Sciences will likely automatically approve your readmission application. You may not be contacted by your adviser before your application is approved. You can check the status of your application in OASIS.

Your application may not be automatically approved if you completed 135 or more units before leaving UC Davis, or if you completed a significant amount of transfer work while away from UC Davis. Your adviser will contact you if additional steps or information (a graduation plan, transcripts, etc.) are required to approve your application.

Students Not in Good Standing

If you were disqualified from UC Davis, or otherwise lapsed registration while on academic probation, you may be required to complete coursework at a UC or community college in order to be readmitted. Schedule an appointment with a BASC adviser or email cbsundergrads@ucdavis.edu to discuss your readmission requirements several months in advance of the quarter that you wish to apply for readmission. See your adviser in enough time so that you can sign up for courses during a community college’s semester, or a UC summer session.

  • For example, if you plan to apply for Fall 2016 readmission, contact BASC in March or April 2016 so that you know which courses to sign up for when Summer Session 2016 registration becomes available.

Once you contact BASC, your adviser will develop a readmission contract that specifies what you need to do to be readmitted. If you meet the terms of this contract, you will be readmitted. If you do not meet the terms of the contract, you will not be readmitted.

The courses that your adviser may contract you to take in the summer and the grades that you need to receive in those courses to be readmitted depend on your situation. However, most students are generally required to complete two courses (approximately 8 units) in at least one session. Financial Aid may not be available for these courses, so factor that into your decision about when you apply for readmission. 

If your overall UC GPA is below a 2.0, you will likely be required to complete courses at a UC to improve your GPA. It does not have to be at UC Davis, but because only grades from the University of California factor into your UC GPA, you will likely be required to take summer classes at a UC.

If your overall UC GPA is above a 2.0, but you have not met minimum progress standards (i.e., completing an average of 13 units per quarter every quarter), you may be required to complete summer courses at either a UC or at a community college.

The courses that you may be required to take depend on the major you intend to study upon your return.

  • If you intend to continue towards a science major, you will be required to show proficiency in courses for your major, either by successfully completing major courses at a community college or during summer session. During the summer, you will likely be required to complete one major class and one non-major class in one summer session and show proficiency in those classes. If one summer session is not sufficient to raise your overall GPA to 2.0, you will likely be required to successfully complete a second summer session. You may also be required to repeat at UC Davis courses in which you received D or F grades.
  • If you intend to continue towards a non-science major, you will be required to show proficiency in courses for that major at a community college or during summer session. During the summer, you will likely be required to complete two courses for your new major in one summer session and show proficiency in those classes. If one summer session is not sufficient to raise your overall GPA to 2.0, you will likely be required to successfully complete a second summer session. You will not be permitted to take any science or math courses.
  • If you intend to continue towards a selective major, you must meet that major’s entry requirements before you will be readmitted. Selective majors include: Psychology, Human Development, International Relations, Viticulture and Enology, Computer Science and any Engineering major. You can check the UC Davis General Catalog to view these majors’ preparatory requirements.  

Students Dis-Enrolled for Entry Level Writing Deficiency

If you were dis-enrolled from UC Davis for not meeting your Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) and did not register the quarter after your dis-enrollment, you must apply for readmission by submitting the readmission application online. Before you will be readmitted, you will be required to complete a course that satisfies the Entry Level Writing Requirement. If you have already completed this course at the time you apply for readmission, upload a copy of your unofficial transcript to your readmission application. If you are not sure what class you need to take to satisfy your ELWR, contact BASC before you apply for readmission.

Tips and Notes for Students Considering Readmission

Contact BASC early! Even if you are applying for Winter or Spring readmission, you may be required to complete summer courses, so contact BASC in time to do that.

Be sure you are personally and financially ready to return to UC Davis. If you have already struggled, be sure you have addressed the issues that caused you to struggle before returning to UC Davis. Also, financial aid may not be available for the summer, or for the quarter you return if you are readmitted. Speak with a Financial Aid adviser early and often.

If you are required to complete summer courses, remember that even if you meet your summer contract and are readmitted, you will not receive a Fall pass time until long after other students registered for Fall. Thus, your course choices may be extremely limited and Winter Quarter readmission may be more advisable.