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You Are Considered a Returning Student If…

You were enrolled at the University of Arizona as a degree-seeking student and meet any of the following criteria:

 

You left in good academic standing and have missed more than two regular consecutive semesters.

You left in poor academic standing and have missed at least one semester.

You withdrew and received “WC” grades and more than two consecutive semesters have passed since your withdrawal.

You dropped all of your classes and no grades appear on your record for that semester.

You are a graduating student, or have already graduated, and wish to continue as a degree-seeking student.

 


Before You Begin

You may register for classes without reapplying if you were enrolled last semester, then withdrew and received grades of “WC” or you did not receive a 100% refund.

Did you leave in good academic standing within the last two semesters? Check to see if you qualify for Back2UA.

Get a Clean Slate with GPA Forgiveness

If you are applying for readmission after three years or longer, you may be eligible for our GPA forgiveness program called Second Start.

Here's How to Apply as a Returning Student

STEP 1
Complete Your Application

Completing your application will take around 30 minutes. Need to take a break and finish later? You can save your progress and pick up where you left off any time.

Deadlines**

Good Standing – Exited Arizona with a GPA of 2.0 or Higher

Starting SemesterApplication DeadlineApplication Status
Fall 2021August 2, 2021Accepting Applications
Spring 2022December 1, 2021Accepting Applications
Summer 2022May 2, 2022Accepting Applications
Fall 2022August 1, 2022Accepting Applications

Probation or Disqualification - Exited Arizona with a GPA Below 2.0

Starting SemesterApplication DeadlineApplication Status
Fall 2021June 1, 2021Closed
Spring 2022October 1, 2021Accepting Applications
Summer 2022April 1, 2022Accepting Applications
Fall 2022June 1, 2022Accepting Applications

*We recommend submitting your application no earlier than one semester prior to your desired start term. Deadlines vary for Near You Network locations and Arizona Online.

To request a paper application, contact us at 520-621-3237 or admissions@arizona.edu Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).

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STEP 2
Finalize Your Details and Submit Your Application

A complete application includes payment of the application fee, which is $50 for Arizona residents and $80 for non-Arizona residents.

Please note that fees may vary for Near You Network locations and Arizona Online.

Unsure if you qualify to apply as an Arizona resident? Learn more about residency classification. If you do not live in Arizona but you are a member of one if its 22 federally recognized tribes, you may qualify for resident status by completing the Native American Residency Classification Exception [PDF].

 

 


If you attended the university last semester and meet certain criteria, you may qualify for Back2UA and be eligible to enroll in classes without submitting a new application.

Undergraduates seeking readmission after three years or longer may apply for the Second Start Readmission Program. When applying through Second Start, your application and prior academic record will be reviewed by the academic college offering your program of study. If you are accepted into Second Start, all grades earned prior to your absence will be disregarded in your cumulative GPA except for courses with a grade of C or better, which will continue to fulfill your degree requirements.

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STEP 3
Send Us Your Transcripts

Have you attended any other college or university since leaving the university? If so, you will need to send us your official college transcripts. Have them sent to:

Registration, Residency & Transcripts
The University of Arizona
Administration Building, Room 210
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

Electronic transcripts can be submitted to reg-transcripts@arizona.edu.

STEP 4
Get Excited

Once your application is submitted, it typically takes about 2-4 weeks to receive a decision if you left the university in good academic standing. If you left on academic probation or disqualification, the process takes 4-6 weeks because your application will also need to be reviewed by your academic college of choice. Be sure to check your Future Wildcat account for status updates on your application.

I'm in! Now What?

Congratulations! You can make things official by visiting your Next Steps Center.

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Check out our Additional Resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, home-educated students, military and veterans, non-residents with Arizona high school degrees, and U.S. citizens who have attended an international institution.