Registrar's Office
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 0651
Phone: 203-392-5301
Revised 3/30/2020
Leave of Absence (Undergraduate)
Students who need to take time off from their studies, with the intention of returning, must submit this Leave of
Absence form to the Registrar’s Office and are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor to discuss plans
for degree completion. The leave of absence will be effective upon receipt of the form, or as indicated by the student if
completing the semester, whichever is later. Leave of absence requests are not retroactive and will not be accepted
after the last day of the semester.
Students who take a leave of absence after the add/drop period, and prior to the end of the 12th week of the semester,
will result in a grade of W (Withdrawal) on the transcript for each course in which the student is currently enrolled.
Thereafter, students will receive grades as assigned by the instructors. Note: The deadline to take a leave of absence
and receive a grade of W (Withdrawal) is extended to May 1, 2020 for the spring 2020 semester.
Students may take a leave of absence for up to two consecutive semesters (12 months) without the need to reapply for
admission when they return. Students who fail to return within the approved 12-month time frame will be withdrawn
from the University and be required to reapply for admission. Students on a leave of absence may register for the
semester in which they are planning to return, but will not be considered enrolled at the University until they have
returned to classes. Students who attend another institution while on leave must obtain Transfer Credit Request
in advance.
Students may take a leave of absence for 100% refund of tuition and fees, less any non-refundable fees, prior to
the start of the term. Thereafter, students should consult the Refund Policy for the impact on charges due to
course withdrawal while on a leave of absence. Financial Aid recipients should contact the Office of Financial
Aid & Scholarships, as a leave of absence may reduce financial aid awards, which could result in the student owing
funds to the University and/or government. In addition, students are considered withdrawn while on a leave of
absence and loans may enter repayment. Under extenuating circumstances, or due to qualified military service leave,
students may file an Appeal of the policies outlined above, within 30 days following the end of the last semester
To be completed by the student:
Student ID:
Anticipated Return Date:
Are you completing the current semester: Yes No
Student Signature:
e: Students may create a digital ID using their SCSU email by clicking the signature block above, or the form may be accepted
as an attachment from their SCSU email without a signature.
REGISTRAR'S OFFICE ONLY Processed By/Date: _______________________________________________
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