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Leave of Absence Form



Students who must maintain their matriculation status while completing comprehensive exams or who wish to maintain their matriculation status while taking a leave of absence must register and pay for IDS 901 (0 credit): Continuous Enrollment. Graduate students who have completed all courses must remain continuing students until all degree requirements have been met. Failure to register for an academic course, IDS 900 or IDS 901, will result in automatic withdrawal from the program. In extenuating circumstances, a student may petition for a waiver (available at to the continuous enrollment policy.

The waiver form must be signed by the Graduate/Program Coordinator before sending it to the Dean of Graduate Studies. * Additionally, the form must be delivered to the School of Graduate Studies which is located in Engleman Hall (EN) B110. If the waiver is approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies, a letter to that effect will be sent to the student with a copy to the Graduate/Program Coordinator, and the approved petition will be placed in the student’s permanent file.