Catalog 2015-2016

Leave of Absence

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.

A 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 ramifications.

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.

Students who do not return to Hendrix within two semesters are considered to have withdrawn voluntarily from the college and forfeit their security deposit.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.

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