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Readmission/Reinstatement

Readmission to the College of Biological Sciences

Students who have been away from the University (not registered for or completing coursework) without an approved leave of absence will be placed on inactive status upon first semester of inactivity.

  • If a student has been on inactive status for less than two consecutive semesters at the start of the semester of reenrollment, and wishes to return to the University to complete further coursework or to graduate, the student must submit an Application for Readmission.
  • If a student has been on inactive status for two or more consecutive semesters, but less than five years at the start of the semester of reenrollment, and wishes to return to the University to complete further coursework or to graduate, the student must submit an Application for Readmission. The student will also be held to new degree requirements per University policy and will need to meet with an academic advisor before the student will be able to register for classes. For more information about scheduling an appointment, please see the Appointment Scheduling page.
  • If a student has been on inactive status for five or more years at the start of the semester of reenrollment, and wishes to return to the University to complete further coursework, the student must petition the College Scholastics Committee. Required documents include the Application for Readmission and the Petition for Readmission. For more information on this process, please visit the Petitioning the CBS Scholastics Committee for Special Circumstances page and reference the chart for appropriate forms and documentation.
  • If a student has been placed on inactive status, but has completed all degree requirements and has not graduated (because the student did not apply in a past semester, because transfer coursework was pending, or other reasons), the student can submit an Application for Readmission to be readmitted and have the student’s record reviewed for graduation. For more information on this process, contact CBS Student Services.

Any holds (i.e. for probation or required appointments) which are active on a student’s record before the student is placed on inactive status will remain unless action has been taken during absence to remove the holds.

The University of Minnesota policy on readmission can be found on the Leave of Absence and Readmission for Undergraduates page in the University Policy Library.

Processing of applications for readmission (excluding those which require Scholastics Committee review and so may take longer) can require processing time of up to 3 weeks. For more information on these processes or policies, contact a CBS academic advisor or CBS Student Services.

Reinstatement to the College of Biological Sciences

Students who have been suspended from the University of Minnesota may not register for any University courses for at least one full academic year.  In accordance with University policy, “all colleges and campuses at the University must recognize the probationary holds and will not allow students, including non-degree seeking students, with these holds to register without the approval of the college placing the hold.”

Students who have been suspended but wish to return to University must petition the College Scholastics Committee to request to be reinstated. For more information on this process and criteria for returning to the college, please visit the Petitioning the CBS Scholastics Committee for Special Circumstances page and reference the chart for appropriate forms and documentation. 

The University of Minnesota policy on reinstatement can be found on the Academic Probation and Suspension for Undergraduates page in the University Policy Library.

For more information about this policy, contact CBS Student Services at 612.624.9717.