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 have 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 Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources 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 CAHNR:
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.
- 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.
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 CAHNR’s Academic Programs , 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. Courses and grades for transfer courses will be considered for readmission decisions, but grades will not be calculated into the UConn grade point average. Transfer courses that are required for the major are subject to residency requirements in the 36-credit group and will need to be approved by the UConn faculty advisor. 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 an informative website with transfer course equivalencies for Connecticut universities, colleges and community colleges. These lists are extensive, including many general education courses, prerequisite courses, and other courses of interest, but may not include all courses at all institutions.
- Out-of-State Institutions – Course equivalencies for out-of-state institutions are not readily available. Students are encouraged to compare course descriptions to UConn courses and discuss content with CAHNR advisors for guidance.
In their first regular semester after readmission, dismissed students will be on scholastic probation. Additionally, readmitted students will follow the catalog requirements for the semester of their readmission.