A Leave of Absence (LOA) can only be granted by the Registrar’s Office through consultant with other college officials, as needed. All requests for an Official Leave must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office in writing and need to be supported with documentation. The following reasons constitute possible reasons an LOA would be approved:
- Serious health condition of student
- Birth of a child
- Need to care for an immediate family member due to serious health condition or day care issue
According to federal regulations, an official LOA cannot be longer than 180 days in a twelve-month period.
When the LOA request is submitted during add/drop, all courses will be dropped, if approved. If the LOA request is submitted during the withdrawal period, a grade of W will be assigned, if approved. After the add/drop and withdrawal periods, only extenuating circumstances (as determined by the Appeals Committee) will result in a grade of W being granted.
Failure to request a leave of absence or lack of attendance may result in administrative withdrawal. If a student is administratively withdrawn and the student wishes to return, they will have to re-apply through Admissions.