Previous UW Tacoma undergraduate students who have not been enrolled for more than one quarter (excluding summer) are considered returning students.
Requests for re-enrollment are accepted up to two weeks prior to the first day of the desired quarter.
Students return to the same academic program/major they were enrolled in when they left. Students may apply to a different major after re-enrollment. If a student decides not to attend the quarter they applied, another request must be submitted for a later quarter.
A UW Tacoma student who has not completed courses at UW Tacoma for two consecutive quarters (excluding summer quarter), or
A UW Tacoma student who has withdrawn from a quarter and does not enroll in the following quarter
Former UW Tacoma graduate students should contact their program advisor and the Graduate School for information about re-applying. Graduate students who are returning from official on-leave status are not required to fill out a Returning Student Application. Review the Graduate On-Leave Policy for on-leave eligibility, procedures for requesting leave and information about reinstatement.
Who is not a returning student?
Students applying to enter the University for the first time or in a new category should not apply as returning students. Instead, they should contact the Office of Admissions for information about the appropriate category: undergraduate, which includes post-baccalaureates, graduate, professional or non-matriculated undergraduate.
Returning Student Re-enrollment Process
NOTICE: The $60 fee has been waived for those completing the SPRING 2021 re-enrollment application.
What is required for re-enrollment?
Complete the Returning Student Form on the Admissions website.
Pay the $60 non-refundable fee (waived for Spring 2021).
If you have attended any college or university since you have left UW Tacoma, you will need to submit official transcripts at the time of application to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
If you have attended a college, university or post-secondary school outside of the U.S., please submit official transcripts from that school, along with a translation if the transcript is not in English, and a course-by-course evaluation from AACRAO or a NACES approved educational credentialing service such as WES or FIS.
If you have not attended UW Tacoma for a number of years, you may be required to submit all of your educational transcripts from your previous schools.
You will also need to submit transcripts for any coursework you completed after your last enrollment at UW Tacoma. UW Tacoma does not require transcripts from UW or UW Bothell.
Ready to Return?
Visit the Office of Admissions website and submit a Returning Student Form.
Note: Students who have attended UW Seattle or UW Bothell, but have not attended UW Tacoma, will need to fill out a Transfer Application.
Requests for re-enrollment are accepted up to two weeks prior to the start of the requested quarter.
Graduate students who wish to re-enroll should contact their program advisor and the Graduate School for assistance.
Re-enrollment is granted at the discretion of the University. Factors which may be considered when determining eligibility for fre-enrollment include, but are not limited to:
Registration or transcript holds
Previous academic achievement
Prior disciplinary action
You must return to the same academic program you were enrolled in when you left. If you wish to apply to another major, you may do so after re-enrollment by contacting your academic advisor to submit a change-of-major request.
After re-enrollment requests are reviewed, students will be emailed if additional action is needed before a decision can be made. The Office of the Registrar will send a confirmation letter to students upon re-enrollment with next steps. Matriculated students readmitted to the University via the Returning Student process do not register for classes until Registration Period II.
Be advised that students returning to the University may not necessarily be readmitted under their previous residency classification. It is highly suggested that you check your tuition statement to ensure the tuition rate and fees are charged correctly. Students should be prepared to complete any necessary application and documents required to correct their classification with the Office of the Registrar at UW Tacoma. For information about residency, click here.
Returning After Graduation
Students who have graduated either from the University of Washington Tacoma or from another institution may return to the University in a new admission status or as a summer-only non-matriculated student. The appropriate application for the corresponding new status must be completed and submitted to the appropriate admissions office.
Students wanting to complete another undergraduate degree will need to apply as a post-baccalaureate student through the Office of Admissions. Students who want to pursue a graduate degree or admission as a graduate non-matriculated student will need to apply through the appropriate academic department. Application fees must be paid for each application.
Please be aware that the UW email and/or UW Office 365 email & productivity platform account(s) and data that you create with your UW email address are temporary and will expire when you graduate and/or separate from UW. However, you do have the ability to forward your UW email address to a personal, non-UW email address as a student and upon separation from the University.
Students dropped for low scholarship must complete a reinstatement petition with their academic advisor. Those who have not enrolled for two or more quarters at UW Tacoma must submit a Returning Student Form in addition to being reinstated. Students dropped from UW Tacoma for low scholarship are required to sit out one quarter unless exceptional circumstances exist.
Reinstatement requires approval of the student's academic program or the Reinstatement Committee for pre-major students. To be considered for reinstatement, students must submit a Returning Student Form and a complete reinstatement petition to their academic advisor three weeks prior to the start of the quarter. Reinstatement decisions must be finalized one week prior to the start of the requested quarter of reinstatement.
Students that did not submit Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and, if you are under the age of 22 - a Meningococcal immunization, records when they attended previously will need to submit proof of immunization through the online portal prior to registering for classes.
Click here to review information about required immunizations.
If you have previously supplied immunization records when you previously attended UW Tacoma, you most likely, not need to re-submit them again. If you have any questions, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-admitted (returning) UW Tacoma students may register for classes during Registration Period II. Prior to your registration date you should check your registration eligibility to verify that you do not have any registration restrictions that will not allow you to register for classes when your registration period begins.
Husky ID Card
If you do not have a "smart card" Husky ID card, or no longer have your ID card, you may get a new Husky ID card from the Office of the Registrar. Please review information about the Husky ID Card or send an email to email@example.com with additional questions.