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A leave of absence may be granted upon the student’s written request after satisfactory completion of one year in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Written requests must be made by January 1 for leaves beginning in January and by August 1 for leaves beginning in September. A leave of absence assures readmission to the School provided the student complies with the terms of the leave. Leaves of absence are granted only to students in good academic standing or as required by studio faculty in the M.Arch. Program and are considered only after the student has completed two semesters in the program.

Readmission after an authorized leave of absence requires notification (by letter) to the Office of Admissions by July 1 for the fall term and by November 15 for the spring term. Failure to give written notice on or before these dates will result in forfeiture of a place in the studio sequence; other classes may still be taken.

Students who absent themselves without obtaining a leave of absence must apply for readmission to the School. This formal application must be made to the Office of Admissions by the specified deadlines for admission. Readmission is not guaranteed. Students may be required to fulfill the new degree requirements, if they are different from the ones of the student’s first admission.

Any student who is a member of the National Guard or other reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or of a state organized militia and is called or ordered to active duty will be granted a military leave of absence for the period of active duty and for one year thereafter. Upon return from military leave of absence, the student will be restored to the educational status attained prior to being called or ordered to such duty without loss of academic credits earned, scholarships or grants awarded, or tuition or other fees paid prior to the commencement of active duty. The University will credit any tuition or fees paid for the period of the military leave of absence to the next enrollment period or will refund the tuition and fees paid to the student, at the student’s option.

Students in need of a military leave of absence should contact the Dean of Students for their school.

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