Academic Leave of Absence

An Academic Leave of Absence may be granted to graduate students for illness or injury, to provide care or assistance for family and dependents, to meet military service obligations, or for other personal reasons.

Academic leave of absence can be used to suspend study for one semester and up to a full academic year during which the student is not expected to make progress toward their degree.

It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and, if applicable, the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) before applying for academic leave.

A student on leave does not receive the benefits, services, and eligibility associated with registered student status.

Academic Leave of Absence requires approval from the Supervisory Committee Chair and the Graduate Program Chair. After discussing with the appropriate individuals and offices, apply for leave here: