Returning Admission

Who is considered a returning student?

Student studying

Returning students are students who were formerly enrolled at Stanislaus State and have decided to return after an absence of one or more terms. Students who were in good standing and did not enroll at another institution since attending Stanislaus State may request to reenroll by filling out our Request to Re-enroll Form. The admissions office will review your request and a decision will be communicated to you by email. 

Students Who Enrolled at Another Institution 

Students returning to Stanislaus State who enrolled at another institution since attending Stanislaus State must reapply for admission and submit transcripts from each institution attended. Applications should be submitted during the regular application filing period (October-November for fall entry or August for spring entry). Students who missed the application filing period may request permission to submit a late application. The deadline to request to submit a late application for the fall semester is June 30.

Application Instructions for Students Who Enrolled at Another Institution 

As a returning student, coursework was taken at Stanislaus State or transfer courses previously submitted via transcript do not have to be entered on the Cal State Apply application. Any transferable coursework completed after last attending the University should be reported in the application and submitted officially via transcript. 

Returning in Good Standing

Students returning to Stanislaus State must reapply and follow all established admission dates and deadlines.

Returning after Disqualification

Students returning to Stanislaus State after being disqualified must be reinstated following the appropriate instructions:

Students must reapply following established admission dates and deadlines. Please note by when your reinstatement must be completed based on the term you have applied for:

Spring 2021 reinstatement deadline: January 8, 2021
Fall 2021 reinstatement deadline: June 18, 2021

Application Instructions

As a returning student, coursework was taken at Stanislaus State or transfer courses previously submitted via transcript do not have to be entered on the Cal State Apply application. Any transfer coursework completed after last attending the university should be submitted via transcript.

Registration Date

Returning students in good academic standing are eligible for admission. Once admitted, accepting admission is required. Eligibility for a priority registration appointment is based on when you pay the $100 enrollment deposit:

  • If paid by the priority date, you will receive a registration appointment. A specific priority date will be listed in your admission packet. Generally, for Spring admission, the priority date is October 1, and for Fall, March 20.
  • If admitted or paid after the priority date, you will be eligible to enroll during open registration.
  • Registration periods are listed in the Class Schedule.