Leave of Absence

From time to time, circumstances compel students in the College to interrupt their enrollment. These breaks in enrollment are formally recognized as leaves of absence (LOA) and fall into one of four categories:

1. a leave of absence while in good standing;
2. a leave of absence while on warning or probation;
3. a leave of absence for medical reasons; and
4. an involuntary leave of absence.

Leave status often impacts registration status in the College, and both voluntary and involuntary withdrawals of registration are described on the associated pages. Finally, this policy establishes the process for returning to the College from a leave of absence and/or withdrawal.

Students planning any leave should consult with their College adviser and also arrange for an interview with one of the College deans of students. For full tuition refund, a leave of absence must be arranged either at the end of the quarter prior to the leave or by the Friday of first week of the quarter that a student is going to be on leave. For the refund schedule, visit the Bursar’s Office.

Students who decide not to return to the College must formally withdraw their registration. To do so, students should contact the Office of the Dean of Students in the College prior to the end of the first week of the quarter the withdrawal is to begin. At the time of withdrawal, students are advised of the conditions under which they might resume their studies in the College should they change their minds at a future date.