University of California, Riverside

BCOE Student Affairs

Readmission Criteria

Readmission into the College of Engineering

Readmission is the act of restoring matriculation after a period of time away from UCR.  Matriculation ends when a student withdraws from a term, does not enroll by the third week of a term, or cancels their enrollment for a future term. A student’s matriculation can also end as a result of a dismissal, a lapse, or a suspension. Readmission must be pursued to allow the student to resume their student status.

Please review this entire page and the Readmission Q & A at this link:

Readmission Criteria

Students seeking readmission who left UCR with a cumulative and/or term GPA of at least 2.0 should complete the Readmission Application.  Then scan and e-mail the completed application by the deadline dates listed at the bottom of this page to  In the subject line, type READMISSION.

A student seeking readmission who left UCR with a cumulative and/or term GPA below 2.0, must complete at least 20 units (or 5 five courses) directly related to the major with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (2.7 for Computer Science & Computer Science with Business Applications). All courses taken to fulfill readmission requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of C-. The readmission courses can be taken at a community college, a California State University campus, another University of California campus, a private institution, or UCR Extension.

Students may only use courses directly related to or required by the major to qualify for readmission. Courses should be chosen from fields such as Math, Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering. Appropriate courses do not include breadth (Humanities/Social Science) or English courses and only include Biology for specific majors.

The grade point average for readmission will be calculated based on all courses taken by the student prior to the evaluation for readmission, even if the student has taken more than 20 units (or five classes).

Notes on Readmission

  • A student who left UCR with a term and/or cumulative GPA below 2.0 is not allowed to pursue readmission in the term immediately following their leave. A minimum of one academic term must pass before being approved to work toward readmission. Summer is not considered an academic term. 
  • All UCR and BCOE policies, including those on repeating courses and unit maximums, apply to students who are attempting to readmit to a BCOE major. 
  • Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in courses through UCR Extension's concurrent enrollment program. A minimum of 2 courses should be taken each quarter. See this link for information about the program:
  • Students are expected to return to good standing within one quarter of readmitting to BCOE or face dismissal.
  • A student who is dismissed, successfully readmits, and is subsequently dismissed again, is no longer eligible to readmit to BCOE. 
  • Courses in which a grade of D+ or lower is earned while working toward readmission must be repeated before the student will be evaluated for meeting readmission requirements. 
  • Students have a four-quarter period to meet readmission. The four-quarter limit begins with the first quarter the student enrolls in a course that fulfills readmission requirements.
  • Former BCOE students who wish to pursue a major outside of Engineering should contact that College for major change and readmission information.
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS)
  •   College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)
  • Former students with majors outside the College of Engineering will be held to both the readmission criteria and to major change criteria.
  • Students who are readmitting solely to graduate: these students must submit an Application for Graduation with the Application for Readmission.

The Process

  • Determine if you left in good standing or in academic probation status
  • Based on your academic standing when you left, identify the course of action you need to follow.
  • Once you believe you have met the proper criteria, use this link to access an Application for Readmission
  • Readmission Application Form
  • Scan and e-mail the application as an attachment to  In the subject line, type READMISSION.
  • If you left in academic probation status, please also attach unofficial transcripts for all coursework taken since your last regular UCR enrollment. Individual grade reports are not acceptable for a readmission evaluation.
  • Completed applications and unofficial transcripts must be submitted to the BCOE Office of Undergraduate Student Academic Affairs by the deadline dates posted below.
  • Once evaluated, you will be contacted via e-mail about the status of the application.


Deadline Dates

    • Fall - August 15th
    • Winter - November 15th
    • Spring - February 15th
  • Contact Information:
    E-mail: in the subject line type:  READMISSION

If Approved

  • An e-mail will be sent with next step instructions.
  • The student will take the form to the Highlander One Stop Shop for processing and payment of the readmission fee.
  • The student will receive e-mail notification of their reactivated status within two business days of payment.
  • The student must provide official transcripts from all institutions attended while working toward readmission. Send official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 3106 Student Services Building, University of California, Riverside CA 92521.

If Denied

  • The BCOE Office of Student Academic Affairs will send e-mail to your UCR Webmail account providing details on the reasons for the denial, as well as an evaluation of potential future readmission.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
A159 Bourns Hall A

Tel: (951) 827-3647
Fax: (951) 827-2822