Do Returning Students Need to Fill Out a College Application Every Semester?

Returning students, defined as students in a degree program who have missed at least one semester of college for reasons other than an approved leave of absence, may need to apply to re-enroll. They do not have to fill out a college application every semester.

Returning international students at the University of Arizona must complete an application for readmission. However, domestic students there who have been away for only one or two semesters and left in good standing need not reapply, as of Fall 2014. At Temple University, students who have been out of school for a semester must complete a "Request to Re-enroll" application, which is not the same as the admissions application. Maryville College students who leave during the academic year for any reason, including a leave of absence, must fill out an application to return.