Leave of Absence
Students who must leave the University temporarily either for medical or personal reasons may request a leave of absence. Medical leaves are processed by the Office of Student Health Services; leave related to mental health related issues are processed by the Counseling Center, as appropriate.
Students who request a leave of absence after a semester has begun should do so no later than two weeks prior to the end of the semester. The ordinary length of a leave of absence is a semester; students requesting a leave of absence for two consecutive semesters will need to reapply for readmission to the University. In unusual circumstances, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs may approve a renewal of leave for the semester immediately following.
Military personnel called for active duty that requires a leave from the University must bring a copy of their activation orders to the staff of Center for Veteran Student Services in the Center for Academic Success (CAS 208). Military service members returning from active duty should contact the Office of Veteran Student Services for readmission. To return to the University from a pre-approved leave of absence, the student should contact the CVSS office.
The above provisions apply to full-time and part-time students in good standing. Good standing is defined as follows: a cumulative grade point average at the completion of the semester prior to request for leave of absence that meets the minimum academic requirements of the University (2.0 or better); all financial and other obligations to the University have been met in full; and there is no disciplinary probation/suspension/dismissal in effect.