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Withdrawal or Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence

Undergraduate degree-seeking students who wish to withdraw from the university with the intention of returning to complete their degree program may apply for a leave of absence. All requests for a leave of absence begin with Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and must be submitted by the end of the 14th week of the semester. Any leave of absence submitted after the 14th week will be put into effect the following semester. Exceptions can be made for students due to special circumstances. A leave of absence must last at least one semester, but cannot exceed one academic year. However it may be extended if the proper documentation is submitted. You will still be considered part of the IIT community while on a leave and any IIT scholarships will be held until your return.

Students on a medical leave of absence may be required to contact the Student Health and Wellness Center and submit documentation relating to treatment, prior to resuming their studies.

International students must comply with additional regulations when requesting a leave of absence.

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Students going on a leave of absence
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Withdrawal From the University

Undergraduate degree-seeking students, who withdraw from all of their courses, are in effect withdrawing from the university. Non-attendance does not equal withdrawal. All requests for withdrawal begin with Undergraduate Academic Affairs, which will provide assistance with the successful resolution of all outstanding obligations to the university. Withdrawals must be submitted by the end of the 14th week of the semester. Any withdrawal submitted after the 14th week will be put into effect the following semester. Exceptions can be made for students due to special circumstances..

International students must comply with additional regulations when withdrawing from the university.

Any undergraduate student who is not in attendance for a semester must apply for reinstatement in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.