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Re-entry Students

Welcome back!

As a re-entry student, we realize you have special concerns. Whether you took time out from the University of Louisiana Lafayette to work, attend another university, or raise a family, we are glad you decided to return, and we are eager to assist you with a smooth transition.

Application Process

The first step for all re-entry students is to apply for admission.  Regardless of the reason, if you’ve been away a semester or more, you are considered a re-entry student. 


If you are coming back to complete an undergraduate degree, you should apply for re-admission.  On the application, you will have the option to declare a major.  At this point, you can choose to remain in the program you were in at your last point of enrollment.  You can choose a new major right on the application.


If you have completed your undergraduate degree and are interested in our graduate programs, you should apply for graduate admission.


If you have attended another college or university since your time at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, you should apply for transfer admission.


If you are a student who has completed an academic suspension, you must also apply for re-admission.  If you are still on academic suspension, you must first appeal your suspension.


Beginning in the spring of 2015, students hoping for re-entry at the undergraduate level must have at least a 1.5 cumulative GPA.  If you have questions about whether you meet this standard, please email reentry@louisiana.edu.


You will receive a letter in the mail regarding your admission status.  You will also get information about the next steps to take, including reactivating your University email account and beginning the advising process.


Apply as soon as possible so you can take advantage of early registration opportunities. You should consider applying the semester before you hope to return.  Please allow a minimum of two weeks for application processing, and contacting an advisor.

Coursework and Advising

Many reentry students have questions about whether their older coursework will still count towards their degree.  There is no single answer to this question—it depends on the major and the college you choose. During your first semester back, your dean will evaluate your transcript. At this point, you can have a conversation about what your academic plan needs to look like. 


Before you can register for classes, you must meet with an advisor. The letter you receive about admission should also contain information about how to contact an advisor.  For most students, this will involve contacting your college or department, based on your major. It is best to be advised by a faculty advisor who is familiar with your area.


If you are having difficulty reaching your advisor, contact reentry@louisiana.edu.

Orientation

As a re-entry student, you are not required to attend an orientation session, though if you’ve been out for a while, you may wish to attend a session to re-acquaint yourself with our campus and our policies. 
For more information, email reentry@louisiana.edu.

Contact:

Re-Entry Coordinator
Lee Hall, Room 115
Telephone: 337-482-6818
reentry@louisiana.edu
PO Box 41650
Lafayette LA 70504-1650