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.

Steps to follow: 

  1. Student notifies Rubenstein School Student Services/Dean's Office (RSENRStudentServices@uvm.edu) with any questions about their Leave of Absence request prior to the beginning of the semester that the leave will take effect.
  2. Student completes the online UVM Leave of Absence form.
  3. To be confirmed, the UVM Leave of Absence form must be submitted by the student and approved by Rubenstein School Student Services/Dean's Office.

Important information: 

  • Leaves are granted for a finite period of time.
  • While on leave, the student's status is temporarily inactivated. We recommend students complete the UVM Re-Entry Application by October 31 or March 31 (preceding the appropriate semester) to insure registration status prior to course registration. 
  • Students should also contact the Rubenstein School Student Services (RSENRStudentServices@uvm.edu) after they've submitted the UVM Re-Entry Application or if they have questions about their return. Similarly, we recommend that students contact us by the end of October/end of March.
  • A Leave of Absence does not guarantee housing upon a student's return. Students should contact UVM Residential Life with questions about housing.
  • Unused financial aid will not be carried over. Upon readmission, students must reapply for financial aid according to UVM Student Financial Services policies and procedures in effect at that time.