Request for Re-Entrance

If you were previously enrolled as a regular student at Clemson (not a special or transient student) but are not enrolled in the current term, you are classified as a former student.

Former Undergraduate Student Admission

Former Students

If you are a former student continuing your studies, you will be approved to reenter your previous major but in the current catalog year. Students with 90+ hours are approved into the major AND catalog year they were in when they last attended. Former students returning whose major has been discontinued will return in a non-degree status and must change to a degree-granting program.

Clemson graduates requesting re-entrance as former students are placed in a "Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate" status. After your request is approved you can update your status via a Change of Program Form in iROAR.

After approval and prior to enrolling in courses, all degree-seeking former undergraduates must meet with an advisor. Advising appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis. If you are considering taking a course over the summer, you should meet with an advisor early. Course registration is not permitted until you meet with an advisor. After the Registrar approves their Request for Re-Entrance, all degree-seeking former undergraduates approved for re-entrance receive instructions to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in their academic college. Upon completion of that appointment, they will be reassigned to an academic advisor in their declared major, regardless of their intended major. Non-degree-seeking students are assigned to an academic advisor in the Academic Success Center (ASC).

If your request for re-entrance is approved, please allow five business days for communications from your advisor in your academic college.  Instructions will be sent to your Clemson University email address.  If after five business days you have not received any communication, reach out to a contact in the Academic Advising Directory from your major department. If you do NOT currently have a CLEMSON email, you MUST first activate your CLEMSON username and then set up your email.

Academic Probation, Suspension or Dismissal


Students on academic probation return on probation.  Students remain on probation until the requirements to be in good standing have been met.


If you have been academically suspended from Clemson, you will need to submit a Request for Re-Entrance when you are eligible to return.


If you have been academically dismissed from Clemson University, you will need to appeal your dismissal and submit an Request for Re-Entrance. After the Appeals Committee on Academic Eligibility has met, a decision will be sent to you and the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will then process all applications for which an appeal was approved. For more questions and deadlines for appeals, please contact Undergraduate Studies.

Request for Re-Entrance

The Undergraduate Request for Re-Entrance fee is $40.00. Instructions for payment are provided in the application.

You will need to create a new account to complete the request—it is not affiliated with your Clemson username and password

Please allow 5-7 business days after submission for processing of your request. Decision letters will be sent to the email address entered on the request

You can check the status of your request in the application portal

The Application for Re-Entrance for Summer and Fall 2024 is available now.

Former Graduate Student Admission

Graduate students who were enrolled within the last two years must complete a Graduate Application for Re-Entrance. Degree-seeking students are readmitted into the degree and major they were in when they last attended Clemson University Graduate School.

Students not enrolled in the past two years are considered new students. They must submit a new application and all supporting materials with their application.