New Leave of Absence Policy for Students

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Students in good academic standing may be eligible for an approved leave of absence.  If you are a student who, for reasons beyond your control, needs to interrupt your enrollment for at least two (but no more than seven) semesters, it may be appropriate for you to apply for a Leave of Absence.  Reasons for approval include required military service, for example. 

Students on approved Leave of Absence will not have to apply for re-admission, and can retain their GT email account during the approved absence.  The Leave of Absence cannot be approved retroactively, so students must plan to apply for Leave to be in effect for a future term.  Students must also file a Return from Leave of Absence form in order to notify the Registrar’s Office to reactive the student record for re-entry.  Students on academic drop, suspension, or who have been expelled for disciplinary reasons are not eligible to apply for the Leave. 

For full details, see the 2017-18 catalog (B. Readmission, #13, available here:

The forms—both the application to request a Leave of Absence, and to apply to Return from Leave—are now available on the Registrar’s site:

Note that applications requesting leave will be reviewed by the Dean of Students, the student’s academic advisor, and, when appropriate, other offices, such as OIE and Financial Aid.   


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Amy D'Unger
  • Created: 06/20/2017
  • Modified By: Amy D'Unger
  • Modified: 06/20/2017


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