Leave of Absence While in Good Standing

Students in good standing will normally receive permission to take a Leave of Absence for up to eight consecutive quarters (eight cumulative if more than one leave is taken). (Petitions may be granted to extend the leave to 12 quarters for students fulfilling a military service requirement, or otherwise as required by law.) Students may return for any quarter (within the eight-quarter limit) by notifying in writing the Dean of Students in the College at least six weeks in advance of that quarter. An email informing the Dean of Students of the planned return and explaining the student’s activities while on leave of absence is sufficient.

It is the College’s expectation that students will not exceed eight cumulative quarters of leave over the course of their undergraduate career.

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.

Applying for Readmission

Students who have exceeded eight quarters of approved leave will be involuntarily withdrawn. Students who have been withdrawn from the College are required to submit a completed Readmission Form along with supporting materials eight weeks prior to the start of the quarter of intended return. The application will be reviewed by the Faculty Committee on College Re-admissions. The results of the review will be communicated at least four weeks in advance of the intended quarter of return. The College is not obliged to approve student re-admissions. Please note: do not use Apple’s “Preview” application to complete this form or it may not display properly; use Acrobat software instead.

Upon return, students are expected to complete the requirements for the degree without further interruption.