Under certain circumstances a student may
apply for Leave of Absence status from the College. Leave of Absence
status indicates a continuing relationship with the College that allows
the student to resume studies within a particular time-frame without
reapplication for admission. Leave of Absence status is limited to
students who plan to return to Hendrix within the designated “leave”
period. The maximum allotted time for Leave of Absence status is two
semesters from the point at which the leave is requested.
student who wishes to be placed on leave should obtain an Application
for On-Leave form available in the Office of Advising and Academic Success. The student should then schedule an exit interview
with the Dean of Students, the Director of Integrated Advising, the
Director of Academic Success, or the Director of Student Outreach.
Following the interview, the student should complete the leave of
absence form, secure the signatures and submit the completed form to the
Office of the Registrar.
A student requesting a leave
of absence before the last day to withdraw from classes with a W will be
dropped from all courses for which the student is currently enrolled
and is currently registered for future semesters. Students requesting a
leave of absence during the semester but after the date to withdraw from
courses with a W must submit a request for a Medical Leave and provide
required documentation (See Medical Leave section) or risk negative
impact on academic grades. The grade of incomplete (I) is not available
to students who take a leave of absence. Taking a leave of absence may
have a negative impact on grades, credits, financial refunds,
financial aid, student charges and access to housing and other College
facilities. It is the student’s responsibility to understand these
Students are expected to leave the
campus upon completion of the leave of absence process and are not
permitted on-campus for reasons other than official college business.
who do not return to Hendrix within two semesters are considered to
have withdrawn voluntarily from the college and forfeit their security
deposit. Students who voluntarily withdraw may reapply for admission
through the Office of Admission.