Leaves of AbsenceLeaves of absence may be granted by the college dean for extenuating circumstances such as educational opportunities which will not require the use of university resources, personal problems which temporarily interfere with the student's ability to continue in the program, or other such circumstances as the dean determines are extenuating.
Leaves of absence may not be granted for the student to avoid exceeding the doctoral credit hour cap, to avoid paying tuition, to avoid the regulation on continuous enrollment of doctoral students, or to avoid the full-time requirement for international students.
Leaves of absence shall be granted for specific periods of time, e.g. one semester, one year, etc. and may contain requirements for readmission into the program. A student who requests an extension of a current leave of absence shall have that request considered as a new request.