Leave of Absence FAQs - Graduate Students
I am a graduate student, how do I request a Leave of Absence?
Students who intend to leave the University before completing degree requirements should file an Official Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form, whether they intend to return to the University or not. That process is initiated in a graduate student's academic department:
|A graduate student must complete the official withdrawal/leave of absence form.
|The department chair of the student's primary program must sign the form.
|The student must hand deliver the form to the Office of Student Assistance, 306 Steele Hall. (In the case where a student is unable to do so, the department Chair may send the form to the Office of Student Assistance.)
The Office of Student Assistance must speak with all students requesting a leave for medical reasons (either via email, phone, or in-person).
*Your Graduate Award, Financial Aid, ID access and privileges, SU Housing eligibility, Meal Plans, and Visa status (if applicable) are all affected when you take a Leave of Absence. To determine the implications a Leave of Absence request will have on your specific circumstances, contact the appropriate offices.*