If you’ve attended the University of Arizona in the past and have missed at least one semester without taking a formal leave of absence or complete withdrawal, you may need to reapply for admission in order to continue taking coursework at the UA. Our Back2UA Program allows undergraduate students, who exited the UA in good standing and who have missed no more than two consecutive terms, to return without applying for readmission. Those who missed at least three years may apply for our Second Start Readmission Program.
Under most circumstances, if you left in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, you will be readmitted. If you left in poor standing with a GPA below 2.0, were disqualified, or completed transfer coursework with a cumulative GPA below 2.0, you will be admitted or denied based on the recommendation from the college you wish to be readmitted into.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences evaluates each readmission request on an individual basis. The requirements for readmission to CALS are listed below. If you plan to apply for readmission into one of our UA Colleges, other than CALS, please contact that college to find out their readmission policies and processes.
If you’re 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 UA with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. If you’re an international student, non-degree seeking student, or were on probation or disqualified when you left you may still need to reapply.
If you believe you qualify, contact an academic advisor, who will help you assess your previous coursework and develop a plan to resume your studies.
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Requirements For Readmission
Second Start Program
The Undergraduate Academic Eligibility Policy is designed to help undergraduates stay on track for degree completion at the University of Arizona and is calculated for all undergraduate students at the end of each fall and spring semester.
The five academic statuses determine eligibility to enroll in courses at the University; however, they do not determine eligibility to enroll in specific programs, schools, or colleges. Students who are not in Eligible status who earn grades in winter or summer term or have revisions to their academic record that updates their cumulative GPA to 2.00 or higher will return to Eligible status.
- All new undergraduate students begin with a status of Eligible (i.e., good academic standing)
- Students must earn and maintain a 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA to continue in Eligible status
- Students with a status of Eligible may enroll in courses
- Review status occurs when a student earns a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above (i.e., good academic standing), but has a semester GPA of less than a 2.00
- Students with a status of Academic Review will be contacted by their college or school to determine if they need assistance to improve their GPA
- Warning status occurs when an undergraduate who was previously Eligible does not earn a 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA
- Students with a status of Academic Warning may enroll in courses, however, they will be contacted by their college or school and required to complete an intervention
- Students who begin a semester/term with a status of Academic Warning and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above at the end of the semester/term will return to Eligible status
- Probation status occurs when a student who begins a semester/term on Academic Warning does not earn a 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA at the end of the semester/term
- Students with a status of Academic Probation may enroll in courses, however, they will be required to participate in an intervention developed in partnership with each college or school and the University’s Student Success & Retention Innovation program
- Students who begin a semester/term with a status of Academic Probation and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above at the end of the semester/term will return to Eligible status
- Students who are assigned probation and who do not enroll in the next regular term (fall/spring) will be discontinued as they are not eligible for Back2UA. Students who do not enroll in the next regular term (fall/spring) will need to reapply to the university
- Ineligible status occurs when an undergraduate student who begins a semester/term on Academic Probation does not earn a 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA at the end of the semester/term
- Students with a status of Ineligible may not enroll in courses; however, they may submit an appeal (usually for extenuating circumstances) requesting an additional semester/term of Academic Probation status