General Information

Some students need to separate from the University during the course of their studies. While the reasons vary, as long as a student has not been permanently dismissed, the University seeks to determine the best time and manner for a student to return to the rigors of full-time study. To that end, the Readmission Committee, which is chaired by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, is comprised of those offices involved in the student’s separation. This process enables all parties to be involved in determining whether the student is most fully prepared to return for that semester.

A student who has discontinued study in a degree-seeking program at Notre Dame may be eligible for readmission to the University. To be readmitted, a student must be approved by all of the following offices:

  • The College to which the student applies
  • The Office of Student Affairs
  • The Office of Student Financial Services

If you left the University for academic reasons, you may have to fulfill specific academic requirements at another institution before being considered for readmission to Notre Dame. Courses taken at another college or university need to be pre-approved in order to be considered. You should contact your Notre Dame advisor before leaving the University. If you are unsure of whom to contact, please refer to the list below. You should reapply to the College in which you intend to major, as long as you are in good academic standing. If you are on probation/dismissal status, you must reapply to the College in which you were enrolled at the time of dismissal. In order to transfer between colleges, you must be in good academic standing.

First Year of Studies: Dean Hugh Page, 574-631-7421
College of Arts and Letters: Assistant Dean Joseph Stanfiel, 574-631-7098
College of Engineering: Assistant Dean Michael B. Ryan, 574-631-5530
College of Science: Assistant Dean Kathleen Kolberg, 574-631-6375
Mendoza College of Business: Assistant Dean Dale Nees, 574-631-6602
School of Architecture: Assistant Dean Fr. Richard Bullene, 574-631-7723

Students who are seeking readmission to the University will not be considered for readmission if they have an outstanding student account balance. Contact the Office of Student Accounts to inquire about any balance or payment procedures: (574) 631-7113 or

NOTE: A student on an official leave of absence from the University does not need to apply for readmission.

Application Instructions

The applicant must submit to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions a completed application. Additionally, the applicant must submit an official transcript to with the subject line “Full Name_Readmission Applicant_Transcript”. 

If seeking to receive credit for coursework taken elsewhere, a course syllabus must be submitted at the time of application. All syllabi must be sent to with the subject line “Full Name_Readmission Applicant_Course Syllabus”.

In some cases, the offices evaluating a student’s application may request additional information.  Timely submission of these requested documents is required for a positive decision.


The readmission application for next semester is available on the first day of classes of the current semester.

Application Deadline:

Fall semester: April 15
Spring semester: October 1

Late applications will not be able to be considered.

Notification of decision:

Fall semester: June 1 - July 1
Spring semester: December 15 - January 5

Please note that notification dates are subject to extensions at the Committee’s discretion.

Financial Aid Application Procedures

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA and the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE) serve as the official applications for need-based financial aid at the University of Notre Dame, including University scholarship programs. Unless otherwise noted, no additional applications are required to be considered for all scholarship/grant programs the Financial Aid Office administers.

In accordance with federal guidelines, applicants for financial aid are required to submit a written letter of appeal requesting reinstatement of financial aid eligibility. Applicants for readmission also should contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the requirements for reinstatement of financial aid (if student is readmitted). For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 574-631-6436 or


While every attempt is made to provide housing to readmitted students who are eligible to live on campus and wish to do so, the availability of on-campus housing is not guaranteed to readmitted students. The Office of Housing maintains a waiting list for readmitted students who desire to live on campus. Students may apply for waitlist housing through only after readmission to the University and submission of the confirmation deposit. For more information, you may contact the Office of Housing at 574-631-5878 or