Undergraduate, undergraduate non-degree and post-baccalaureate students who previously attended Oregon State University but have not been enrolled at OSU for four terms (not including summer) and wish to re-enroll in courses must apply for readmission. Readmission is at the same student level, college and academic program as previous attendance. Returning students are subject to the current catalog year at the time of readmission.

Graduate students should contact the Graduate School. Non-degree graduate students can submit a new admissions application. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Application Deadline

Readmission applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar two weeks prior to the beginning of the term in which you plan to resume studies at OSU.

Applying for Readmission

The readmission application process includes:

  • Complete and submit the Readmission Application to the Office of the Registrar
  • Use your current, non-OSU primary email address. Your OSU email is inactive until after you are readmitted.
  • You will need to attach your government-issued ID with a photograph and signature.
  • $25 non-refundable application fee will be charged to your student account

All holds (e.g., financial, student health, student conduct, and academic holds) must be cleared in order for readmission to be processed and to be eligible to register.

When the readmission application process is complete, a confirmation email will be sent from the Office of the Registrar with information on registration, ONID access, and other steps for a successful return to the university.  Please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

Please Note: Students who were placed on Academic Suspension and plan to return to OSU must request reinstatement. See Academic Suspension and Reinstatement for more details about the reinstatement process.

Readmission Application Instructions

Make sure the email address you use is correct and your primary, non-OSU email address. If the email address is incorrect, you will not be able to validate the form and will need assistance by emailing [email protected].

Complete the required asterisk fields. Once all required fields have been entered on the form, click the Begin Signing link. Make sure you double check email.

First screen for readmission form

Once the form loads, click the Continue link to proceed with filling in the required fields. Items highlighted in red are required to complete the form.

click continue to start form

You will need to attach your government-issued photo ID for authentication purposes. When finished attaching your ID, click Done.

attach government-issued ID

When finished completing the form, click the Finish button at the top of the page upper right-hand corner.

Click finish

Click the Close button. The form will route to the Office of the Registrar for review and processing.

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When the readmission application process is complete, a confirmation email will be sent from the Office of the Registrar with information on registration, ONID access, and other steps for a successful return to the university. You can also download this Readmission Guide outlining these next steps.

 

Readmission FAQs    

What do I do if I want to be readmitted as a different major?

Readmission is at the same student level, college and academic program when you were last enrolled. If you wish to change your academic program after you have been readmitted, you must meet with an advisor to request a program change. See the Academic Advising page to find an advisor by college.

How do I transfer in coursework I took while away from OSU?

If you attended other institutions while away from OSU, send your official transcript from each college or university to OSU Office of Admissions.

What happens if I'm readmitted and I don't attend OSU that term?

If your application for readmission has been approved and you do not enroll in classes for that term, you will be placed in an inactive status and need to apply for readmission again (including the $25 application fee) for the term you wish to return.

How many terms am I able to be away from OSU without having to apply for readmission?

Students occasionally take time off from their coursework for a variety of reasons. Check in with your academic advisor for guidance on any steps you may need to follow to ensure a smooth return to OSU. If you are away for four or more terms (not including summer), you are placed in an inactive status and unable to register for courses – follow the steps outlined above for applying for readmission.

Am I able to access financial aid or other grants if I'm readmitted?

Check in with Financial Aid for any information about your financial aid award.

 

Updated 4/7/2021