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Former Students Re-Entry

Below, you will find re-entry policy information and steps on how to apply for re-entry if you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

Re-entry policy

Students wishing to return from time away from the University must file an Application for Former Student to Re-Enter, also called a FRET form. Students are not required to file the application if they have completed spring quarter classes and intend to return in the fall. The application must be approved by the appropriate official in the student’s home school/department in order to be processed.

Students who have been on a medical leave of absence must contact the Dean of Students Office before their application can be processed.

The form should be received by the Office of the Registrar well in advance of registration for the intended return term.

Re-entry steps for undergraduate students

  1. Complete and submit the Application for Former Student to Re-Enter. 
  2. If the application is approved by your dean's office, the Office of the Registrar will reactivate your record and assign a registration appointment time. This process takes approximately five business days following dean's office approval. 
  3. Reactivating your student record also begins the process of reactivating your NetID. If your NetID was deactivated during your time away, following the processing of your FRET, your school dean’s office must send a request for an activation code to Once your dean's office receives the activation code. they will send it to you so you can reset your NetID password. If you have questions call the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP).

Re-entry for graduate students


TGS students requesting re-entry after an approved general or family leave of absence should email

TGS students requesting readmission after being discontinued, or who voluntarily withdrew from their program, should visit The Graduate School readmission page for more information.

Non-TGS graduate students

Complete the FRET form and submit it to your program/department.