Leave of Absence

A leave of absence may be granted for up to twelve months and may be renewed annually for a maximum total of four years. A student’s absence due to an approved leave will not be included in the computation of their time toward degree. Students may request a leave of absence by emailing the WCIU Registrar at registrar@wciu.edu. The request will be submitted to the MA Program Committee for review. The Committee’s decision will be communicated to the student by the Registrar. 

When the student returns to the program a $50 readmission fee will be charged. Students on an approved leave of absence may submit a petition for an earlier return if so desired.