The following information is a summary of policies from the Registrar’s Office, Graduate Division, and Housing. Check their websites for the full policies regarding part-time study and leave of absence.
We all need a break sometimes to help us reach our goals! Part-time and leave/withdrawal options will help you organize your life and move towards graduation.
"Family responsibilities" are one of the approved reasons for part-time status. Documentation and college approval is required. Check the Part-Time Study page for complete details.
If you are an undergraduate student and you already live in housing you may remain in housing on part time status for up to three non-consecutive quarters. If you need to remain enrolled part-time for two or three consecutive quarters, contact Housing to request an exception. Your part-time status must be approved by your college. Contact Housing for further information.
Depending on your financial aid package, a transition to part-time status will affect your award. Be sure to meet with a Financial Aid Advisor while you consider your options.
If you feel the need to withdraw for one or more quarters read the information provided by the Registrar’s Office on the withdrawal process.
Undergraduates who withdraw and already live in campus housing may remain eligible for housing if they re-enroll full time the following quarter. If you need to re-enroll part time the following quarter, contact the housing office to request an exception. You will need to provide college approval of your withdrawal.
Undergraduates may only be enrolled part time or on a leave for a combined total of three quarters during their residency at on campus housing. Summer quarter is not included; residents do not need to remain enrolled for summer quarter.
"Family responsibilities" are one of the approved reasons for half-time status. Petitions are available from your graduate coordinator.
Students receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid office for regulations and procedures that may affect them.
A graduate student who is bearing a child, who has primary responsibility for the care of an infant or child under the age of five, and is in good academic standing may request an additional leave of absence and specify "parenting" or "maternity" on the leave form as the reason.