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Office of Admissions and Academic Services
500 Lincoln Drive
217 Bascom Hall
Tehshik Yoon (center), associate professor of chemistry, holds a discussion with graduate research assistant Travis Blum (right) and research associate Dani Schultz (left)
If you were previously enrolled as a graduate student at UW-Madison but have had a break in enrollment for at least one fall or spring semester, you will need to apply to resume your studies.
If you have not enrolled in the past five years, you must submit an online application and pay the application fee.
Master's Degree students
If you are applying to resume your studies after five years to complete a degree that was in progress, you must fulfill the Graduate School's minimum credit requirement. Credits earned while previously enrolled are not counted toward this requirement.
If you did not take the final oral examination within five years after passing the preliminary examination, you must take another preliminary examination to be awarded dissertator status.
Appeals to Time Limit Policy (after five years)
Your program may submit a written request to the Graduate School’s Office of Admissions and Academic Services if they believe an appeal is appropriate. An appeal provides information demonstrating that you have remained current in your field of study, e.g. a resume showing applicable work experience in your field of study and/or official transcripts from other schools attended. At the time of admission, your program should recommend to the Graduate School which credits, if any, should be counted toward the Graduate School Minimum Credit Requirement for work done more than five years ago.
All Incompletes must be completed during the first semester of enrollment upon your return to graduate studies.
If your native language is not English, you may need to provide a new TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB score.
If you are an international student applying for readmission, you must contact the Office of International Student Services (ISS) for immigration questions.
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