Return to UC Davis

For any term a student does not register and is not on an approved leave of absence, the student is considered non-continuing and must apply for Readmission to return to registered status. Undergraduate students that have not been degree awarded may apply for Readmission through the Office of the University Registrar.

Students in graduate programs or professional schools apply for readmission through their Graduate Studies or their Professional School.

The University of California, Davis offers limited options for a second baccalaureate degree.

Undergraduate Readmission

Former UC Davis undergraduate students, who have not been degree awarded and wish to resume undergraduate studies, may reapply through the readmission process. This includes students who have canceled/withdrawn or have been dismissed from the university.

Students on the Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) should not file for readmission unless they did not return as scheduled from their approved PELP leave.

The Readmission Application must be completed and submitted online. There is a non-transferable/non-refundable $70.00 application fee* that must be paid either online through the readmission application process or to the Cashier’s Office (cash or by checks made payable to “UC Regents”) on or before the deadline. The Cashier's Office is only open for processing Monday-Friday.

Readmission deadlines:

  • Fall: August 31st
  • Winter:  October 31st
  • Spring:  January 31st

* Students returning from United States military service and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) eligible students are not required to pay the application fee. Students returning from US military service must upload a copy of their active-duty paperwork along with their Readmission Application. Eligible EOP students are not presented with payment information.

When the readmission application and payment have been received, a confirmation email is sent through MyMessages through myucdavis. Former students who cannot access MyMessages, need to provide an alternate email address when completing the application. The college Dean’s office reviews the student's file and sends a decision email to the student. Response time from the college Dean’s office varies and is dependent on the student's academic standing, and receipt of transcripts or other required items. Students approved for readmission are activated for the readmit term and assigned registration time appointments by the Office of the University Registrar.

If the timing of the readmission approval does not allow registration before the Student Fee Payment Deadline, a late fee is assessed. In this situation, the late fee is automatically waived from the student account after the 12th day of instruction.

Students approved for readmission should review the Readmission Checklist, below, and complete all steps in order to gain access to registration and successfully return to the university.

Students who have completed any college or university course work while away from UC Davis must submit an official transcript to their college Dean’s office and another official copy to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Failure to do so by the end of the readmitted term results in a registration hold for future registration.

Students should read the Tuition & Residence information to determine if a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) is required after being approved for readmission.

Readmission Checklist

Students approved for readmission should follow this checklist and complete all of the actions:

1. Residence Classification for Purposes of Tuition in Your Readmitted Quarter—Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

  • Away less than one year. Students who attended UC Davis one, two or three quarters ago, a Statement of Legal Residence is not required, if a U.S. Citizen.
  • Away more than one year. Students who have been away from UC Davis more than three quarters, or are not a U.S. citizen, must complete an SLR when approved for readmission. An email notice from a Residence Deputy is sent providing a link to the online SLR, or students may also request a link to the SLR by emailing a Residence Deputy when readmission is approved.
  • Nonresident Students. Students who were classified as nonresidents during their previous attendance and who seek resident classification for their readmitted quarter should contact a Residence Deputy, as soon as possible upon readmission approval.

2. Noncitizens & International Students

  • If your immigration status has changed since your last term of attendance, immediately notify a Residence Deputy at the Office of the University Registrar, and be prepared to provide copies of your immigration documents.
  • If your Readmission Application is approved, you should contact your SISS International Student Advisor to learn how to update your immigration document.

3. Official transfer transcripts

  • An official copy must be sent to and received by the college Dean’s office (see the college website for the mailing address)
  • An official copy must be sent to and received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Mail to: University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. It may take at least one quarter after your readmit quarter for these transcripts to be evaluated.

4. Contact Student Accounting, if you have any of the following hold(s) on your account:

  • ZF-Student Accounting Exit Interview Hold, call Student Accounting at 530-752-5870.  Registration is blocked until this hold is removed.
  • ZD-Student Accounting Long Term Loan Hold, call Student Accounting at 530-752-3646. Registration is blocked until this hold is removed.
  • ZA/ZU-Student Accounting Past Due Hold, call Student Accounting at 530-752-3646. Registration is blocked until this hold is removed.
  • For more information; see Student Accounting Financial Holds.

5. Financial Aid

  • To check on the status of your Financial Aid, see MyAwards.
  • Check for any outstanding holds such as Satisfactory Academic Progress, Defaulted Federal and/or Institutional Loans, etc.
  • Check for outstanding requirements such as Verification, Citizenship, Selective Service, etc.

6. Campus Computing Account

  • Three to four days after receiving approval from the college Dean’s office, activate or check on the status of your campus computing account at Information and Educational Technology. It may take up to 48 hours for your activated account to be accessible to you.

7. Registration process

  • After your campus computing account is activated, check Schedule Builder to see when your registration appointment times are available.
  • Register via Schedule Builder

8. Pay Fees

  • Check your account balance at MyBill. You will not receive a paper bill. If you have not enrolled by the end of Pass I registration, you may check the Account Detail on MyBill the day after you enroll.
  • To avoid being dropped from your classes due to non-payment, pay your student fees by the Student Fee Payment Deadline. You may pay by one of the following methods:
    • Electronic check (no transaction fee) or Discover credit card ($12 service fee per transaction) at MyBill.
    • In-person with cash or check at Cashier’s Office in 1200 Dutton Hall, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (PT).
    • Mail a paper check payable to UC Regents to the Cashier’s Office, University of California, P.O. Box 989062, West Sacramento, California, 95798-9062. Checks should include your student identification number. Fees must be received by the posted deadlines. Postmarks are not accepted.

9. Account Balance

  • If there is a balance due on your account from your previous attendance, that balance is due and payable with your current enrollment fees. If that balance is not resolved, you may be dropped from your courses.

10. Academic Advising

  • Contact your Academic Advisor to clarify any questions you may have about selecting courses to complete your academic plan.

For other questions about the Readmission process, contact the Office of the University Registrar.

Graduate Studies & Professional Schools

Students on the Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) should not file for readmission unless they did not return as scheduled from their approved PELP leave.

Students should read the Tuition & Residence information to determine if a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) is required after being approved for readmission.

Graduate Studies

Information regarding admission to a graduate program at UC Davis is available at Graduate Studies.

There is a non-transferable/non-refundable $70.00 application fee* that must be paid to the Cashier’s Office (cash or by checks made payable to UC Regents) on or before the deadline. The Cashier's Office is only open for processing Monday-Friday.

Professional Schools

Each professional school on the UC Davis campus has its own website with specific information regarding admission: