1. Leave of Absence
A Leave of Absence is a temporary leave from the University. Students may elect to take a leave of absence for a variety of reasons, including: medical emergencies; personal matters that will require the student to be away from the institution; academic difficulties, which may be best handled taking some time off.
A leave of absence is for one regular semester and may be extended, through re-application, for an additional semester. Students may apply for no more than two consecutive semesters of leave.
Students may choose to take classes at another accredited University while on leave of absence. A COURSE AWAY FORM must be submitted for pre-approval of classes and to ensure course transferability upon return.
Please note: US Federal aid recipients are strongly encouraged to choose a program outside of the US that is authorized to administer Title IV funds to avoid becoming ineligible for aid on return to JCU. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
2. Withdrawal from the University
Institutional Withdrawal is a permanent leave from the University.
In order to withdraw from the University a student must clear all financial obligations with the institution and submit a University Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office.