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. 

 Returning students will need to update their application with current information through the Cal State Apply application.

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.

Request to Re-enroll Deadline


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.

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 2023 reinstatement deadline: January 13, 2023

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. To be considered for a Priority Registration Appointment, please submit a request to re-enroll or accept your admission by the dates below.

Deadline for Priority Registration

  • Spring: October 1
  • Fall: March 24

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: June 20, 2023