A student experiencing medical or personal difficulties due to extenuating circumstances may request a Temporary Leave in writing from the Provost at any time during the semester for the remaining part of the semester. Students must be in good standing throughout the University. As with any change of status, a student should consult appropriate personnel including the academic advisor, the Office of Financial Aid, and Student Accounts to learn how a leave may impact the student’s return and the financial implications of withdrawing.
Before returning to the University after a Leave of Absence, the student must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing. If necessary, a written request can be made to the Provost to extend the Leave of Absence for one semester. The Provost will notify the student and the Registrar in writing of the decision to extend the leave within one week. If the Leave of Absence is granted under emergency conditions, a separate protocol for return is required by the University.