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As a re-entry student, we realize you have special questions/concerns.   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 returning 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 on the application.

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

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

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

To know what counts on older coursework, it will depend on the major you choose. Your transcripts will be evaluated by the appropraite Dean and, at this point, you can have a conversation about what your academic plans.

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.  You will need to contact the 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 your department's administrative staff.