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Leave of Absence


The Leave of Absence (LOA) policy provides a framework for students who must interrupt their studies choosing to take a leave of absence.

Students must sometimes interrupt their studies for a variety of reasons (academic, medical, financial, or personal). Students choosing to take a leave of absence must first contact their graduate academic advisor to initiate the process.

A student may leave the University by either withdrawing from the university (with no intention of returning, see Withdraw from the University) or by taking a formal leave of absence (with the intention of returning).

See Leave of Absence.

A Leave of Absence may have additional financial implications, such as on existing financial obligations or stipends. Students should consult with Drexel Central prior to going on leave.

See Financial Aid Terms and Conditions for Graduate and Professional Students.

International Students on F-1 or J-1 Visas must consult with International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) prior to requesting to go on leave.

Students who do no file a formal Leave of Absence or who exceed the limit of a formal Leave of Absence become inactive and will be required to reapply to the University.

See also Enrollment and Registration Policies.

See also Time to Completion/Length of Study Policy.

Updated 5/7/2020.