The completed Leave of Absence Form (with signatures) must be received by the Graduate School at least two weeks prior to the first day of the term involved.
Unless on approved leave of absence, all graduate students in degree and certificate programs must register continuously for a minimum of 3 graduate credits, excluding summer session, until their degree or certificate is granted or until their status as a credential-seeking graduate student is terminated.
See the catalog for more information on registration requirements. Approved leave of absence include, but are not limited to, Family and Medical Leave, as defined by the Graduate School's Family and Medical Leave Policy for Graduate Students. The Graduate School’s form is not used for Family and Medical Leaves.
Please review the Leave of Absence and Family Medical Leave eligibility comparison tool for questions about the differences between the standard leave of absence and FML.