Office of the University Registrar

Checklist to Re-enroll

Students who intend to return to the University of Washington after an absence of more than one quarter should review and complete the following steps in order to facilitate a smooth return.

Returning Student Process

The checklist information presented on this page applies to the Returning Student Process for matriculated students at the Seattle campus only.

UW Bothell: Students previously enrolled at the UW Bothell campus and looking to return to UW Bothell, please visit Returning Students – Bothell

UW Tacoma: Students previously enrolled at the UW Tacoma campus and looking to return to UW Tacoma, please visit Returning Students – Tacoma

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Returning Student Eligibility

Log into MyUW to check eligibility to enroll or whether to complete the Returning Student Process. Students who have been absent more than one quarter (excluding Summer quarter) need to complete the Returning Student Process.


Academic Advising

  1. Consult with your academic adviser and discuss your plans to return.
  2. Review the Returning Student instructions and submit the online Returning Student Form.

Returning Student Instructions

Financial Aid

Students who need or have received financial aid previously should consult with the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Office of Student Financial Aid

Fiscal Services

Students who have a financial hold on their account or need assistance in navigating an outstanding debt should contact Student Fiscal Services.

Student Fiscal Services

Campus Housing

Students interested in living in University of Washington housing may find information about applying via must contact Housing & Food Services’ Application Guides to make housing arrangements.

HFS: Guides and Handbooks

Disability Resources

Students requiring assistance from Disability Resources need to contact Disability Resources for Students to determine next steps.

Disability Resources for Students

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Be advised that students returning to the University may not necessarily be readmitted under their previous residency classification. It is highly suggested that students check their 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 Residency Office.

Residency Office