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Returning Students

Welcome home, Wildcat.

Restarting online gives you lots of options.

You are a returning student if:

  • You have attended the University of Arizona as a degree-seeking undergraduate in the past, left in poor academic standing, and have missed at least one semester.
  • You were enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate, then withdrew and more than two consecutive semesters have passed following your withdrawal.

Apply for Readmission Start finishing your bachelor's degree in just three steps.


Pick Your Path

Make sure applying for readmission is the right step for you.



Fill out your application and pay your application fee.


Submit Transcripts

If you've attended other institutions, we'll need your transcripts.

The University of Arizona Second Start Program

Undergraduates seeking readmission to the University of Arizona after an absence of at least three years may apply for the Second Start Readmission Program. Second Start students must complete 12 or more graded units in the 12 months following the absence, with a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 for all courses completed in that interval. Once the conditions of Second Start are met, all grades earned for Arizona coursework prior to the student’s absence will be disregarded in the student’s cumulative GPA.

Reboot Your GPA

Want a clean slate after three or more years away? Once you’ve completed 12 units with a grade point average of 2.5 or better, your GPA starts fresh.

Finishing What He Started & Setting an Example

Vada Boykins graduated with a degree in Leadership and Learning Innovation. He improved his GPA through the Second Start program for future graduate school plans and to set an example for the students he works with.

Second Start Leads Online Student into Arizona Politics

Arizona Online student Melissa Watkins used the Second Start program to turn her GPA around, earn a prestigious legislative internship, and find a career in politics, all while earning her degree.

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Flexible Degree Pathways

Apply your existing credits to a dynamic, interdisciplinary degree.

Important Deadlines

Know when to apply for the start date you want.

Financial Aid

Read up on your options for funding your return to school.

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