Academic Leave (Leave of Absence)
Academic Leave provides students with an opportunity to pursue activities related to their academic program otherwise unavailable at EVC. It is also intended for students who, for personal or medical reasons beyond their control, must have a break in attendance.
The application for an Academic Leave of Absence is available in the Office of Admissions and Records. It requires the Dean of Enrollment Services approval, and must clearly state the basis for and duration of the requested leave. Documentation is required to substantiate a leave for personal or medical reasons. There must be a reasonable expectation that the student will return from the Academic Leave.
Leave may be granted for two consecutive semesters, not to exceed a total of three consecutive semesters. In cases of extreme hardship, the Dean of Enrollment Services may grant extensions.
Students who receive Financial Aid should meet with a Financial Aid Specialist for further information on how the leave may impact them.
Upon approval of the application for Academic Leave of Absence, the student’s transcript at the college will be appropriately annotated to reflect the leave for the granted period (AL). Students who fail to return after their approved leave will have their last day of attendance recorded as the Withdrawal Date. (See the Office of Financial Aid for more information.) Once withdrawn, students must reapply to the college if they wish to return.