Returning students

Each student who applies for readmission to the University of Arizona College of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences is evaluated individually. Find out when you should apply for readmission and what requirements you need to meet to return to the university below.

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Apply for readmission

If you are ineligible for the Back2UA Program (see below), you must apply for readmission to the College of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences. Please review the application process and deadlines carefully.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines for readmission depend on your academic eligibility. For more information, please review the university academic eligibility policies.

Eligible or Academic Review Deadlines -- Exited Arizona with a GPA of 2.0 or Higher

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: May 1
  • Fall: August 1

Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Ineligible -- Exited Arizona with a GPA Below 2.0

  • Spring: October 2
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: June 3

Back2UA Program

If you are an undergraduate student who has missed no more than two consecutive terms, you may return without applying for readmission. You must be in good academic standing, having exited the university with a 2.0 minimum GPA. You may still need to reapply if you are an international student, non-degree seeking student, or were on probation or disqualified when you left.

If you believe you qualify, you MUST contact an academic advisor to remove your hold, help you assess your previous coursework and develop a plan to resume your studies. While you can contact your advisor at any time, we recommend doing so before the deadline, if you are not completely sure you are Back2UA eligible.

Second Start Program

If you are an undergraduate seeking readmission to the university after an absence of at least three years, you may apply for the Second Start Readmission Program. If you apply for the program, your application and prior academic record will be reviewed by the college you wish to be readmitted into. If you have already completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible.

Once accepted into Second Start, you must complete 12 or more graded units within 12 months with a minimum 2.5 GPA. After completing this requirement, all grades from coursework completed prior to your readmission will not contribute to your GPA; courses in which a C or better was earned may count toward degree requirements. You should speak with an academic advisor before applying to confirm if this is the best option for you.


Do you have questions about your eligibility for readmission? The CALES academic advising team is ready to help you determine the best path forward.

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