What is a 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 one full semester from the point at which the leave is
How do I apply for a leave of absence?
an Application for On-Leave form available in the Office of Advising and
an exit interview with the Dean of Students, the Director of Integrated Advising,
the Director of Academic Success, or the Director of Student
the interview, the student should complete the leave of absence form,
secure the signatures and submit the completed form to the Office of the
What happens to my grades if I take a leave of absence?
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 for any classes in a future semester for
which the student is currently registered.
requesting a leave of absence during the
semester but after the date to withdraw from courses with a W will
receive the grades in the courses that they have earned.
- Grades of I (incomplete)
and NR (no report) are not available to students who take a leave
- Students who
have NR and/or I grades on the
transcript on the date the withdrawal is approved will retain those
existing NR and/or I grades subject to
the associated policy deadlines for conversion of these grades. If
any of these grades remain as I or NR upon
return to Hendrix, the student will have one semester to resolve how these
grades, as well as any in progress capstone project grades, will be
resolved using a new deadline.
What are other implications of a leave of absence?
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
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
is the student’s responsibility to understand these ramifications.
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withdrawn voluntarily from the College and forfeit their security deposit.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.