Leave of Absence
Undergraduate Students: Leave of Absence
If you need to take a semester or two off because of personal or family circumstances, or simply need a break, taking a leave of absence might be wise. If you take an approved leave of absence for up to two semesters, you can still maintain your student status, and register for the semester in which you plan to return without applying for readmission. Approved Leave of Absence status does not defer student loans that require course enrollment. Taking a Leave of Absence may put you into repayment for student loans, it is the students responsibility to consult their student loan holder for specific details regarding enrollment requirements and repayment schedules.
Undergraduate students who wish to take a leave of absence from an academic program must do so through their academic dean’s office. All requests for Leave of Absence require Dean’s Office approval.
Deans’ Offices may be contacted by phone at:
|University College for Academic Success||401.874.2993|
|College of Arts & Sciences||401.874.2566|
|College of Business||401.874.2337|
|Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies||401.277.5039|
|College of Engineering||401.874.5985|
|College of Environment & Life Sciences||401.874.5026|
|College of Health Sciences||401.874.2125|
|College of Nursing||401.874.2766|
|College of Pharmacy||401.874.5842|
If the Leave of Absence process is completed satisfactorily and approved by your Dean’s Office, and the you have cleared all financial obligations to the University, the effective date of Leave of Absence will be noted on your permanent academic record. The effective date is the date used for calculating billing or refunds. No grades for the current semester will be recorded. See additional information regarding billing adjustments and refunds
Graduate Students: Leave of Absence and Withdrawals
All graduate students who wish to take a leave of absence or officially withdraw from a graduate program and the University must do so through the Graduate School.
Questions should be directed to the Graduate School in Quinn Hall or to 401.874.2262