Please note: View the College's Leavetaking FAQ for the most accurate information.
Declaring a personal leave for the following semester:
Dec. 1st: Date to declare leave for the following spring (Semester 2) via the ASK portal (under "Student Petitions" and "Personal Leave").
May 1st: Date to declare leave for the following fall (Semester 1) via the ASK portal (under "Student Petitions" and "Personal Leave").
Note: As long as the personal leave is filed and approved before the first day of classes, any tuition payments made for the semester will be refunded. A leave declared on or after the first day of classes is subject to a partial refund of tuition per the schedule posted on the Bursar Office’s website. Contact the CRC leavetaking coordinators, CRC Assistant Director Nirva LaFortune, or one of the Academic Advising Deans to discuss your decision-making process.
Once the semester is underway, if a student takes a leave, there is a tuition refund policy, which you can view here.
Students wishing to take a personal leave once a semester is underway must do so no later than the mid-semester deadline, as indicated on the Registrar's academic calendar.
Returning From Leave
To request a return from personal leave:
Fill out the form on the ASK portal under the "Student Petitions" tab to request your intent to return.
Oct. 1st: Deadline to request return in the spring semester from personal leave via the ASK portal (under "Student Petitions" and "Personal Leave").
April 1st: Deadline to request return in the fall semester from personal leave via the ASK portal (under "Student Petitions" and "Personal Leave").
Note: Deadlines to request a return from leave are typically more stringent than deadlines to request a leave, in order to ensure on-campus housing options and the ability to pre-register for classes. If you have missed the deadline, please contact Nirva LaFortune or an Academic Advising Dean.
Medical leave requests for readmission are handled by the Office of Student Support Services through a separate process from the personal leave process. More information about the process can be found here.