Reentering or Returning Graduate Students

Important: Iowa State is implementing Workday Student as its new student information system.

The Reentry process will continue as indicated below until May 1, 2024.

  • Updates on the new process will be provided on this webpage prior to May 1.


If you have been enrolled in the last 24 months and you are looking to continue in the same program you were enrolled in before, please follow these steps: Contact the Office of the Registrar, Records and Registration, 10 Enrollment Services Center, Ames, Iowa 50011-2049; phone 515-294-2331; e-mail:, to reactivate your graduate record. After your record has been reactivated, you must contact your major professor to begin your registration and select your courses.

If you have not been enrolled in the last 24 months or you are looking to come back in a different program than you were enrolled in before, please go to our Returning Graduate Students website and follow the instructions for your specific situation. Please contact the Graduate College at 515-294-4531 if you have questions on returning to the Graduate College.

International students also may need to contact the International Students and Scholars Office, 3248 Memorial Union, Ames, IA 50011-1130, phone: 515-294-1120, fax: 515-294-8263, or email:

For more detail about the policy, see the reentry policy in the current catalog.