Leave of Absence

Students may submit a request to the Registrar for a leave of absence. The date of re-enrollment will be determined based on numbers of students in each course and the sequence of courses. The request must be submitted prior to the start of the leave of absence, unless unforeseen circumstances arise. The leave of absence may not exceed one year; however, repayment of federal loans will begin after 180 days. Repayment of private loans may begin immediately upon leave; please call your lender to confirm. When returning to the course the student will start at the beginning of the course, regardless of where they were at the time the leave of absence was requested. Failure to return from an approved leave of absence shall be considered a withdrawal from the College. The withdrawal date shall reflect the start date of the leave of absence even though the leave was approved. The withdrawal policy will then be implemented.

Students may be required to complete transition activities if a one semester gap occurs between courses. Faculty and the student will collaborate to determine individualized activities designed to promote success in the program. Transition activities must be completed prior to resuming courses.

Leave of Absence Procedure 

Students requesting a leave of absence from Bryan College of Health Sciences must carry out the following procedure:

  1. Present to the Registrar a written request (Leave of Absence form), which includes the date the leave starts and the date the student will return to school. The written request must document the reason for the leave of absence and explanation of reasonable intent to return to complete the course of study.
  2. Return all resource materials to the library and skills lab equipment to the Library/Skills Lab.
  3. Prior to the date of return, the student will receive a written communication regarding course placement and required transition activities. Questions regarding course placement are to be directed to the Registrar.