Students who are interested in returning to the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) after some time away should refer to the following instructions for the readmissions process. Please refer to the Readmissions Policies page for additional information. You can contact a CBS Academic Advisor with any questions.
Deadlines for Applying
- Students are encouraged to plan ahead and submit their application to return prior to the start of registration for the intended term of return. View upcoming registration dates.
- Students may apply to return up to one semester prior to their intended return, excluding summer terms. For example, a student wishing to return for Fall, may submit their return application at the beginning of the previous Spring semester. If special circumstances may require an exception to these deadlines, please contact CBS Student Services.
Steps to Return
The process of returning to the University may be different depending on your status. Choose the situation that applies to you for more information.
Financial Aid, Residency, and Reciprocity
When returning to the University, you may need to take additional steps to receive financial aid or to have your residency status updated for in-state or out-of-state tuition billing. Questions about financial aid and the cost of attendance can be directed to One Stop Student Services.
Detailed information about residency and reciprocity can be found through the Residency, Reciprocity, and Tuition Exemption brochure. An automatic review of your residency status will be conducted if you submit an application to return to the university, but additional information may be requested from you.
Residents of a reciprocity state/province (Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba) may need to re-apply for residency through their home state/province to receive in-state tuition rates at the University of Minnesota. Additional information may be found through the Office of Admissions reciprocity website.
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree generally do not qualify for financial aid. Contact a One Stop Student Services representative with any financial aid questions. If you plan to complete prerequisite courses to be eligible for admission to a degree-seeking program, you may be able apply for a limited amount of financial aid using the Prerequisite Coursework Certification form.