Students planning a 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 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. In the case of leave granted for medical reasons, the dean of students may require information from a physician or therapist as a condition of the student’s return to the College. Students who have completed all required course registration and are choosing to graduate later in the year should request Extended Enrollment Status rather than a leave. 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. At the time of withdrawal, students are advised of the conditions under which they may resume their studies in the College.
The privilege of registration (as well as the use of University services and facilities) will be denied students who have been placed on restriction. Restriction may result from a student’s failure to fulfill financial obligations to the University or to comply with University rules and regulations. Whenever possible, students are warned of an impending restriction and are notified when one has been imposed. Students must clear the restriction with the administrative or academic office which imposed it before they can register for subsequent quarters.
In each quarter of registration, students must complete on time 75 percent of the courses for which they register (i.e., at least three courses) with a minimum GPA of 1.75.
A student who fails to meet this requirement is placed on academic warning for the following quarter. An academic warning is an informal sanction without a notation on the transcript. Students on academic warning are expected to complete 75 percent of the courses in the next quarter of registration with a minimum GPA of 1.75; courses must be completed on time. At the end of that quarter, students either will be returned to good standing or they will be placed on academic probation and an official sanction will be noted on the transcript.
At the end of the following quarter, students are either taken off probation or asked to leave the College for a period of time, usually at least one year. In the event a student has returned to good standing and in the following quarter does not complete 75% of their courses on time with a minimum GPA of 1.75, the student may be placed immediately back on academic probation at the discretion of the Dean of Students in the College.
Special rules apply to first-year students. First-year students who complete either no courses or only one course in any quarter are placed directly on probation.
NOTE: Students on financial aid who fail to meet completion rate and GPA requirements and/or fail to complete nine courses each year may jeopardize their financial aid packages.
For the purpose of determining eligibility to participate in varsity sports, all students eligible to register are considered to be in good standing.
Make an appointment with your adviser at the reception desk (Harper, 2nd Floor) or by calling 773-702-8615. You can reach the Adviser-on Call for urgent issues at this number too.