2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Leave of Absence

A Leave of Absence may be granted with the following stipulations:

  1. The student must plan to return to the college at the end of the specified period of time to complete an academic degree program;
  2. The student must be in good academic standing at the time the leave is requested;
  3. The student must be cleared by the Financial Aid Office at the time that the leave is requested and, if receiving financial aid, the student must meet with a financial aid representative.

In order to be granted a Leave of Absence, the student must complete a Leave of Absence form prior to the final withdrawal deadline. The Leave of Absence form is available at www.lesley.edu/forms/loa.

The student must arrange to meet with the appropriate Director of Academic Advising. A student on a Leave of Absence will remain a degree candidate but will not retain the privileges of a registered student, which preclude utilization of the library, residence hall accommodations, student support services, and financial aid. Additionally, a student who currently has a Stafford Loan (formerly GSL) or is on deferment as a full-time student from a prior Stafford Loan or has been granted a one semester Leave of Absence is entitled to a one-time, one-semester deferment without using the grace period.

All policies and procedures regarding financial information and transcription of grades are in effect.