Leave of Absence
It is expected that students enrolled in a graduate program will work diligently to complete the requirements of the degree. The University recognizes, however, that there may be extenuating circumstances why a student does not continuously enroll in graduate coursework due to disruptions caused by life events.
If a graduate student expects to have an interruption in their course of study for greater than twelve consecutive months, they should request a formal Leave of Absence (LOA) in order to remain active in the program. Only students in good academic and financial standings are eligible to request a leave, which must be recommended by their Academic Director and approved by the applicable Dean.
An approved leave, in most cases, will not exceed one year. If the student has been absent for twelve or more consecutive months, through inactivity and/or LOA, they must meet the Catalog requirements in effect at the time of reinstatement.
Please contact your academic advisor for more information about a LOA. An approved LOA does extend the time limit to complete the graduate degree by one year.