Leave of Absence
***For most students, the 365 day break policy is more advantageous, more information can be found about it here. ***
CSU-Global offers students in good academic standing, and not subject to disciplinary action, the opportunity to request a Leave of Absence (LOA). LOA may be a good option if you plan to take a break for more than two 8-week terms, but you intend to return at a later date. Keep in mind, you may only take a LOA four times during your program and the time period in which you are not enrolled cannot be more than a year. If this occurs then you will be required to re-apply for admission.
Before considering an LOA, we encourage you to decide if a formal LOA is necessary. You are welcome to take a break from your studies for 1-2 terms without needing to request an LOA.
If you are receiving financial aid, scholarships, or are part of a tuition guarantee program, please consult with your advisor about the LOA guidelines and the impact on these programs before requesting a leave.
Note: Financial Aid recipients are limited to a maximum of 180 days for leaves of absence.
To request an LOA you must:
- Complete and submit the LOA Request Form (and any supporting documentation requested)
- Request (and be approved for the LOA) before the first day of class in which the leave is desired
- Resolve any outstanding grades of Incomplete (I)
Eligibility will be checked and a decision will be made based on grades issued through the previous term.