University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Policies and General Information

Leave of Absence

A leave of absence means that a student in good standing, who is eligible for continued enrollment, ceases to be enrolled and is guaranteed readmission.

  1. Students submit a written application for a leave of absence to their college/school prior to the beginning of the semester that the leave will take effect. To be confirmed, leave forms must be signed by both the student and their dean.
  2. Leaves are granted for a finite period of time, and normally may not exceed four semesters. A leave normally may not be granted to students on academic trial or disciplinary probation.
  3. While on leave, the student’s status is temporarily inactivated. A leave of absence guarantees an individual's readmission only if the student confirms intent to return by the closing date for a normal readmission application (October 31 and March 31 preceding the appropriate semester). A leave does not guarantee housing upon the student's return.
  4. Unused financial aid will not be carried over. Upon readmission, students must reapply for financial aid according to Office of Student Financial Services policies and procedures in effect at that time.
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