Readmission Procedure

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Students whose enrollment at Michigan State University is interrupted for three or more consecutive terms (including Summer); whose last enrollment ended with recess or dismissal; or who have completed their academic program, need to submit an application for readmission. For domestic students, the application should be submitted at least one month prior to the beginning of the term in which the student expects to resume studies. For international students, the application should be submitted at least four months prior to the beginning of the term in which the student expects to resume studies.

For information regarding readmission procedures, refer to the appropriate section of Academic Programs:

To apply for readmission, see the section at the bottom of this page. Students applying for readmission after academic recess or dismissal should refer to the section on Readmission After Recess or Dismissal found in the Academic Programs Catalog. Graduate students needing to file a new graduate application must use the Online Application for Admission to Graduate Study


International students: Readmission is only available for Spring and Fall semesters. Due to the time needed for the readmission decision, preparation of immigration documents, and to obtain a new visa stamp in your passport if necessary, it is critical the application is submitted at least four months prior to the beginning of the term the student expects to resume studies. Therefore, it is suggested to apply by September 1st for Spring semester and April 1st for Fall semester. Once your readmission is approved, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar with further instructions.

To apply for readmission, your identity must be validated.
If you are unable to use the electronic system, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 517 355-3300.