If you are not registered for one quarter or you withdraw from one quarter, you will still be considered a continuing student, and MyUCLA  your enrollment will be automatically activated for the next quarter.  In that case, you will not be required to file for readmission. However, if you do not register for two or more quarters in a row, you must file for readmission.  Note that if you withdraw from a quarter and do not register (pay fees) for the following quarter, you must still file an application for readmission.

If you are in good academic standing (2.0 or higher GPA), can finish your degree within time to degree and 216 unit maximum, have not earned an undergraduate degree elsewhere, and are able to meet the academic residence requirements, then you will be readmitted to the university.  If you would like to be readmitted to UCLA, you should plan well in advance and check with an academic advisor in your UCLA College advising unit about your specific case, particularly if you have been absent for some time.  In many cases, you will be required to submit and gain approval of a time to degree petition to continue at UCLA.

If you have been dismissed from the university or have withdrawn multiple times, you will only be approved for readmission when you have demonstrated academic stability.  In such cases, you should consult with an academic advisor in your UCLA College advising unit, as in most cases, you may be required to complete readmission work or submit an appeal that is approved before you are readmitted.

How to Apply for Readmission

Applications for readmission are available online at the Registrar’s website . The application fee is $70, and the deadlines are listed on the front of the application (roughly six weeks prior to the first day of the term).  Late submission of the Application For Readmission will result in a $15 late fee in addition to the cost of readmission.

If you have attended any institution (including UCLA Extension or another UC) during your absence, you must also provide official transcripts of all coursework taken while out.


Consult the Registrar’s page on Readmission  for exact dates.  As noted above, the deadline for readmission is usually six weeks prior to the beginning of each quarter.

Readmission applications are processed on a rolling basis but please note that it can take 2-3 weeks to process.  In order to ensure the best opportunity to enroll in classes, it is strongly recommended that students submit applications well in advance of enrollment times rather than waiting on the application deadline.  Enrollment usually takes place around Week 6 of the preceding term for Winter or Spring enrollment, and mid-June for Fall enrollment, so applicants should plan accordingly.