Who is a returning student?

Returning students are students who were formerly enrolled at Stanislaus State and wish to return to complete their undergraduate degree after an absence of one or more terms. There are two types of returning undergraduate students:

Returning students who have been absent LESS than 3 years (6 academic semesters)

Undergraduate students who have been gone LESS than 3 years may request to re-enroll by submitting a request to re-enroll form by the specified deadlines. The Admissions and Outreach Services Office will review your request, and a decision will be communicated to you by email.

*Students who enrolled at another institution during their absence from Stanislaus State must submit official transcripts from each institution attended.

Request to Re-enroll Deadline

  • Fall 2021: June 30, 2021
  • Spring 2022: December 10, 2021

Returning students who have been absent MORE than 3 years (6 academic semesters)

Undergraduate students who wish to return to Stanislaus State after an absence of MORE than 3 years must reapply for admission. Applications should be submitted during the regular application filing period (October 1 - December 15, 2021 for fall 2022 entry or August 1 – December 1, 2021 for spring 2022 entry, if applicable). Students who missed the application filing period may request permission to submit a late application by the specified deadlines.

*Students who enrolled at another institution during their absence from Stanislaus State must submit official transcripts from each institution attended.

Request to Submit a Late Application Deadline

  • Fall 2021: June 30, 2021
  • Spring 2022: December 10, 2021

Application Instructions

As a returning student, coursework that 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 Stanislaus State should be reported in the application and submitted officially via transcript.

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 2022 reinstatement deadline: January 7, 2022

Registration Information

You may be eligible for a Priority Registration Appointment based on the date you submit a request to re-enroll or the date you accept your admission and pay the enrollment deposit (if applicable). To be considered for a Priority Registration Appointment, please submit a request to re-enroll or accept your admission and pay your enrollment deposit (if applicable) by the dates below.

Deadline for Priority Registration
• Fall: March 24
• Spring: October 1

If you do not meet the priority registration deadline, you will be eligible to enroll during open registration. Registration periods are listed in the Class Schedule.

Eligible students who do not receive an Appointment Notice three days before the beginning of Priority Registration should call the Registration Helpline at (209) 667-3264.

Updated: October 27, 2021