Policies & Procedures

Leave of Absence

Though timely academic progress is essential to all programs of study, students will occasionally encounter extenuating circumstances that affect their ability to make adequate progress and which may necessitate a leave of absence.

All schools must establish and maintain school-level leave policies for students enrolled in graduate degree programs. Graduate student leave policies must be clearly communicated and accessible to all students and, in general, should address all procedural, academic, and financial considerations.

The University Graduate School will likewise provide exceptions and/or increased flexibility with regards to academic progression to all students approved for a leave of absence by their respective schools.

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