Leave of Absence (LOA)
A Leave of Absence (LOA) may be granted for medical reasons or personal situations. A request for a LOA must be submitted in writing to the Registrar and include a student signature and date.
The LOA for students may not exceed one hundred and sixty-six (166) days (excluding holidays and breaks designated in the Academic Calendar) in any twelve (12) month period.
Students taking a LOA need to be aware that not all classes are offered each quarter. Students who do not return from an approved LOA to their program of study by registering and attending classes or by submitting another request for an LOA (when applicable) will be voluntarily terminated effective at the end of the first week of the quarter in which they were scheduled to return. A student should contact the Registrar to determine eligibility for an LOA.
Military Leave of Absence
For those being placed into active military service, requests must be accompanied by a copy of military orders indicating the induction date. Requests should be submitted to the Registrar and a leave of up to one year may be granted. In case students are called for active military service, the College will authorize withdrawals throughout the quarter. Students can register for subsequent quarters without proceeding through the normal admissions process. Under the 180-day LOA limitation (Subsection (a)(2)(B) of 484B, Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091b) the student shall not be treated as withdrawn unless the student fails to return upon the completion of the military leave of absence.
For more information about leave of absences, contact the College Registrar at 303.369.5151 ext. 226.