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Leaving & Returning

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Harold Frank Hall, Rm. 1006
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00
Email: coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu 
Phone: (805) 893-2809
Fax: (805) 893-8124

Students who are considering leaving the College or returning after a break in attendance must follow the protocols described below.

Leaving: Withdrawal from the University

If a student determines that they cannot complete a quarter a complete withdrawal from the quarter may be requested. The petition is available from the Office of the Registrar and requires signatures from the major department and College of Engineering.  

A completed petition to request a complete withdrawal must be submitted by the deadline. The deadline is the last day of instruction for the quarter in which the request is being made. The date a completed petition is received by the Office of the Registrar is the official withdrawal date.  

Please see: https://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/withdraw.aspx for more information about withdrawing from the university.

Returning: Readmission

Students who leave the university in good academic standing (i.e., not on academic probation or having been academically disqualified) may request to be readmitted to the university.  

To request readmission:

  1. Submit an Application for Readmission and application fee to the Office of the Registrar on or before the published deadline.
  2. Create a study plan in consultation with your major department advisor and submit signed study plan to the College of Engineering Undergraduate Office.
  3. Write and submit a brief letter to Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Glenn Beltz explaining why you left the university and why you are requesting to return.
  4. If applicable, submit official transcripts from all institutions attended while away from UCSB.

Items 2 and 3 above may be submitted along with your application to the Office of the Registrar, or, may be emailed separately to the academic advisors at coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu.

The request and supporting documentation will be reviewed and a determination will be made by the College of Engineering.  

Returning: Reinstatement on Probation

Students who are academically disqualified or dismissed from the university must apply to be reinstated.  

Most students who have been dismissed will need to complete community college and/or UC coursework to demonstrate readiness to return before being considered for reinstatement.  Please consult with an academic advisor in the College of Engineering for information and guidance.

To request reinstatement:

  1. Submit an Application for Readmission and application fee to the Office of the Registrar on or before the published deadline.  
  2. Create a study plan in consultation with your major department advisor and submit signed study plan to the College of Engineering Undergraduate Office.
  3. Write and submit a letter to the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Glenn Beltz explaining why you left the university and why you are requesting to return.
  4. If applicable, submit official transcripts from all institutions attended while away from UCSB.

Items 2 and 3 above may be submitted along with your application to the Office of the Registrar, or, may be emailed separately to the academic advisors at coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu.

The request and supporting documentation will be reviewed and a determination will be made by the College of Engineering.