6.24. Leaving and Re-entering the University

Students who require some time away in order to be successful but who plan to complete their degrees may request a leave of absence, which creates a pause in the educational program but maintains a student’s enrollment at the University. Readmission is not required when a student takes an approved leave of absence.

A student who intends to leave the university for a time period longer than allowed by a leave of absence, or to leave permanently, will withdraw from the University. Students who do not make satisfactory academic progress and are academically dismissed, or students who do not register for the number of semesters consecutively required by their degree program and do not respond to University outreach, will be moved to a withdrawn status. Students who wish to return to the University after withdrawal will be required to reapply to the University.

In some cases, a student may be required to withdraw for serious violations of university policy. In such circumstances, a student is generally not eligible to reapply to the University. Please see Sec., Sec. 6.24.1 through Sec. 6.24.6. for more information.