Leave of Absence

A leave of absence may be requested for up to two consecutive semesters (summer and winter not included) for any of the following reasons:

  • Childbearing
  • Adoption
  • Dependent care (children, partners, parents)
  • Financial hardship
  • Serious health condition (physical and/or mental) 
  • Military service

This leave stops the time to degree clock. A leave of absence should be requested and approved prior to the start of the academic term for which it is being requested. Students who need to request leave should contact their campus advisor for the appropriate form and next steps.

Students who take a leave of absence must submit a Return from a Leave of Absence Form to their campus advisor prior to the beginning of the term the student intends to return to active study. Students who were on a leave of absence for medical reasons will be required to submit a Supplemental Information Form completed by the student's health care provider as noted above. Students should contact their campus advisor for the appropriate forms.