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Leave of Absence Procedure Download to print
For the university policy on Leave of Absence for Graduate Studies, please refer to the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.
A currently enrolled student at the College of Podiatric Medicine is entitled to request a leave of absence when his/her personal life situation necessitates such a request. A leave of absence is an excused absence (one-day to a maximum of 30 calendar days) from scheduled course and/or clinical responsibilities. In rare instances of severe illness and prolonged hospitalization, the assistant dean of student affairs can authorize a one-time extension of leave for an additional 30 calendar days per academic year. The request for an additional 30-day extension (to the 60-calendar day maximum) must be substantiated with the appropriate medical records submitted to the senior associate dean. A student who requests a leave of absence due to psychological, emotional or other like reasons may be required to be evaluated by a counselor or physician of the college’s choice prior to return.
Below are the procedures to requesting an official leave of absence.
NOTE: Any requests for a leave of absence longer than 60 consecutive days should be viewed as “Withdrawal” from the college and requested as such on the appropriate form secured from the Office of Academic Affairs. It is important to note that even though a currently enrolled student is on a leave of absence, the granting of the leave does not constitute a waiver of the student’s responsibility for tuition, fees or academic assignments.
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