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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Readmission Policy


Procedure for Undergraduate Readmission

Students must apply for readmission in order to return to pursue a baccalaureate degree after an official separation from an undergraduate degree program at UD or after previously earning a UD undergraduate degree.

Typically students must have a cumulative UD GPA of 2.0 before applying for readmission. Exceptions must be approved by the academic assistant dean of the college into which the student is  pursuing readmission. There is no guarantee of admission into the academic program in which a student was previously enrolled.  Students are not eligible to be readmitted to majors that have been disestablished by the Faculty Senate.  Restricted Majors  will often have additional GPA requirements for readmission consideration. Students accepted for readmission will be held to the degree requirements in place at the time of readmission. As much as possible, prior course work will be accepted toward the degree. Course work that has been taken more than seven calendar years earlier will be reviewed for applicability, and an individual department may require repetition of “outdated” courses. Course work completed at another institution does not factor into the UD GPA. Official transcripts documenting such course work must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar. Students cannot pursue readmission into a major/minor in a field or related field for which the student has already completed (i.e. if a student previously completed an Art History minor, one cannot pursue readmission into an Art History major).

The application for readmission cannot be submitted with any hold on a student’s record, including financial holds or disciplinary holds. If a student was separated from the University for disciplinary reasons, he or she needs to contact the Office of Student Conduct to verify eligibility before the readmission application may be submitted.

Students may apply for readmission for the fall or spring semesters, as well as summer or winter terms. It is recommended to submit the readmission application approximately 6 months before the desired entry term (ex: apply by March for fall consideration and by October for spring consideration). The deadline to submit the readmission application is one week before the first day of the semester/term for which a student is applying. All students seeking readmission must pay an application processing fee. Readmission decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, taking the entire academic record into account. Improvement of the cumulative GPA alone does not guarantee readmission. Students will be informed of the decision by way of an email from the Office of the University Registrar. While decision times can vary, most applicants receive a readmission decision within 2-3 weeks from their application date. Additional information on readmission procedures and the Application for Undergraduate Readmission can be found on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.


Students who were dismissed for academic deficiency must wait at least one full semester (fall or spring) before readmission consideration. Students may attempt to gain eligibility for readmission by taking up to seven credits of courses each term through Professional and Continuing Studies (see section above on “Academic Dismissal”). Grades earned in these courses will be included in the student’s cumulative UD GPA; grades above a C will help to erase deficit points and improve the GPA, while grades below a C will add to the number of deficit points. Students who were dismissed for academic deficiency must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 before applying for readmission. Readmission is necessary in order to earn a degree from the University. Any readmitted student who is dismissed a second time for unsatisfactory academic performance will not be readmitted again as a matriculated degree-seeking student, except under conditions specified by the student’s assistant dean.


Students who wish to re-enroll after having left the University to perform qualifying service in the US Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserves will be readmitted with the same academic status and to the same program (if still offered) if they apply for readmission within five years of their last enrollment, including any Leave of Absences.  Readmission into the same program is not guaranteed after an absence of more than five years.

For further readmission information, veterans should contact the Veteran Services Coordinator prior to applying for readmission.  The University of Delaware refrains from denying readmission to any person who is a member of, applies to be a member of, performs, has performed, applies to perform or has an obligation to perform services in the uniformed services on the basis of that membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligations to perform service.