Graduate Studies Reapplication, Reentry, Deferral, or Change of Major

Reapplication

If you applied to the Department of Sociology and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and were not admitted for the fall semester, you can reapply. You will need to reapply through the Graduate School's on-line application website and pay the reapplication fee again. Submit a new Statement of Reasons for Graduate Study and any other new information such as a transcript if you have taken more classes. After you reapply, please notify us with an email to gradinfo@ssc.wisc.edu. We will then associate your previous file with the new file.

Reentry

The Graduate School has specific instructions for previously registered graduate students of UW-Madison. Instructions for reentry. After you have applied for reentry to the Graduate School, notify Charlotte Frascona, Sociology Department Graduate Advisor.

Deferral

Our Graduate Program does not defer enrollment to the spring semester. The program is structured to begin in the fall, with a new graduate student orientation and with a required proseminar for new graduate students. Being part of a cohort is beneficial to the student both academically and socially, and funding opportunities beginning in January are extremely rare.

Change of Major

If you are a currently enrolled graduate student at UW-Madison and you would like to add or change your major to Sociology, you must apply to the Graduate Program of the Department of Sociology and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. Instructions for adding or changing your major.