Medical Withdrawals or Leave of Absence

Graduate students may petition for a medical withdrawal from the University to the Director of the Counseling Center when significant physical or psychological impairments beyond the student's control interfere with the ability to meet academic requirements. Students wishing to petition for such a voluntary, medical withdrawal must contact the Counseling Center. Medical withdrawals are not permitted after the semester is completed (last day of classes). Students granted a medical withdrawal will not be responsible for maintaining the continuous enrollment policy during the length of their medical leave and the time to Degree completion will be suspended during the approved Medical Leave.

Non-Medical Leave of Absence

A graduate student may request a non-medical Leave of Absence from the degree program. To request a Leave of Absence, one must complete the General Policy Appeal Form found at the COGS web site; select Leave of Absence from the Appealing for selection menu and submit supporting documents as needed. A Leave of Absence may be granted for up to one year. Registration is not required during the approved Leave of Absence period and the time to Degree completion will be suspended during the approved Leave of Absence period.