Readmission After Dismissal

Effective 08/31/2022: There is an updated readmission after dismissal process. Please review this page thoroughly, including reading the "General Guidelines" and "Submitting Your Request" below.

Overview

If you have been dismissed from the College of Letters and Science (L&S), and want to apply for readmission, you will need to fulfill the terms of your readmission in order to be eligible to readmit into UC Berkeley.

Readmission is not required for enrollment in UC Berkeley Summer Sessions or UC Berkeley Extension - Concurrent Enrollment Program, though approval from L&S is required in order to receive grade points towards your UC GPA. 

It is possible to graduate while on dismissal status, but only if all remaining degree requirements (i.e. UC, L&S, and major requirements) can be fulfilled without further course work at Berkeley in a Fall or Spring semester, see "Readmission After Dismissal for Graduation Purposes Only" below.

If you have not been dismissed and want to resume your studies in L&S after withdrawing or being absent for one or more semesters, review the Readmission (after an absence) page.

Deadlines for submitting packets are: 

  • June 1st for Fall semester readmission 
  • November 1st for Spring semester readmission

In order to be on time for your Phase I registration appointment, it is strongly recommended to submit your request well before the deadlines. See "Submitting your request" below for more details. 

Readmission after Dismissal

General Guidelines

To be eligible to apply for Readmission after Dismissal, you must: 

  • Enroll as a full-time student (at least 12-units) elsewhere for two terms away (semesters or quarters), earning B's or better.*

    • Classes are often taken at a California Community College, but UC Berkeley Summer Session and UC Berkeley Extension may be options.

      • Classes must be UC transferable or approved by the Deans' Conference. You can check if a California Community College is UC transferable by checking out the ASSIST webpage. Any other types of transfer credit may require additional steps to confirm UC transferability.

  • Complete any other additional requirements stipulated by the College.

Once you have completed your first term elsewhere, you should make an appointment with an L&S College Adviser in order to prepare for Deans' Conference review.  

If you have applied to the Deans' Conference twice, you must receive support from an L&S College Adviser to forward your case for Deans' Conference review. 

You do not attend the Deans' Conference meeting. 

*You may qualify for a reduced course load (less than 12-units) if you are employed, affiliated with DSP, are a student parent, etc. To learn more on receiving a reduced course load, please take a look at the Unit Minimum & Maximum webpage here.

Submitting your request

READMISSION AFTER DISMISSAL SUBMISSION - GOOGLE FORM

You must review and submit the items required in the Deans' Conference Checklist along with the Readmission application to the Google Form (link is provided after meeting with an L&S College Adviser). This should include any documentation you wish to provide. 

READMISSION AFTER DISMISSAL - ITEMS NEEDED

☐ Readmission form with application fee (or appropriate EOP fee waiver).

☐ Your responses to the “Personal Statement Prompts” in the Deans' Conference Checklist. Be mindful of the character limits for each response.

☐ Course Report Summary form with all courses taken since dismissal.

☐ Unofficial transcripts for courses completed away from Berkeley. See https://ceu.berkeley.edu/transfercredit/submit-and-review-transcripts

☐ If declared, a completed and signed, Program Plan, from your Major Adviser (minimum 13-units each semester unless approved for a reduced course load).

☐ If undeclared, a completed and signed, Conditions to Declare and Program Plan Form, from your intended Major Adviser (minimum 13-units each semester unless approved for a reduced course load).

☐ Optional: supporting documentation, e.g. verification of employment, medical reports, etc. 

☐ [To be submitted via email] If applicable, progress reports from your current instructors that include your current grade in the course. The instructor can email the progress report to the Deans’ Conference at lsdeansconference@berkeley.edu  

SUGGESTED TIMELINE

Deadlines for submitting packets are June 1st for Fall semester readmission and November 1st for Spring semester readmission. In order to be on time for your Phase I registration appointment, it is strongly recommended to submit your request well before the deadlines. Review the Office of the Registrar’s website for information about Phase I and Phase II enrollment periods. 

Readmission After Dismissal for Graduation Purposes Only

It is possible to graduate while on dismissal status, but only if all remaining degree requirements (i.e. UC, L&S, and major requirements) can be fulfilled without further course work at Berkeley in a Fall or Spring semester.

In this case, the readmission request is only for the purpose of reinstating current student status in order to graduate. Outstanding requirements may be completed with coursework from a different institution (e.g. other UC, CSU, or community college), UC Berkeley Summer Sessions, or UC Berkeley Extension XB or XBW courses.

Note that the senior residence requirement cannot be met through UC Berkeley Extension.​ 

Submitting your Request for Readmission for Graduation Purposes Only

  1. Check the Graduation webpage for deadlines to add to the degree list. 
  2. Meet with your Undergraduate Major Adviser to check your academic progress to make sure that remaining requirements can be completed without further coursework at UC Berkeley in a Fall or Spring semester.
  3. Meet with an L&S College Adviser to check your academic progress to make sure that remaining requirements can be completed without further coursework at UC Berkeley in a Fall or Spring semester. They will also check for your cumulative GPA and determine if your case needs to go through Deans' Conference or not.
  4. If you are completing transfer coursework, contact your transfer institution to request your transcript be submitted to UC Berkeley. More information on the Central Evaluation Unit's Submitting and Reviewing Transcripts page.