Who is a returning student?

Returning students are students who were formerly enrolled at Stanislaus State and have decided to return after an absence of one or more terms. There are two types of returning undergraduate students, students who did not attend another institution after Stanislaus State, and students who attended another institution after Stanislaus State. Students who attended another institution must re-apply for admission. See instructions below.

Returning students who did not attend elsewhere

Undergraduate 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 by the specified deadlines. The admissions office will review your request, and a decision will be communicated to you by email.

Request to Re-enroll Deadline

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

Students Who Enrolled at Another Institution

Undergraduate 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 1 - November 30, 2021 for fall entry or August 1 - 31 for spring entry, if applicable). Students who missed the application filing period may request permission to submit a late application by the specified deadlines.

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 the University 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 2021 reinstatement deadline: January 8, 2021
Fall 2021 reinstatement deadline: June 18, 2021

Priority Registration 

If you were admitted as a returning student, you could be eligible for a Priority Registration Appointment. If you attended another institution after Stanislaus State, you could qualify for a priority registration appointment if you accept your admission and pay the enrollment deposit by the deadlines listed below. If you have not attended another institution after Stanislaus State, you must submit your request to re-enroll by the deadlines listed 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.