Leave of Absence

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Students may be granted a hiatus from the university.

For undergraduate students, hiatus may be requested for one academic term. Applications for hiatus are considered for exceptional circumstances, and if the student does not plan to attend a different university during the specified term. Exceptional circumstances that generally merit consideration include: medical need(s), compassionate reasons affecting immediate family, reserve military service training, participation in an off-campus program that is not endorsed or approved by Calvin University, or if course(s) needed for graduation will not be offered until a future term.
If approved for hiatus, the student will maintain account access, and will not need to reapply for admission to return. An application for hiatus, and additional information, is available at the registrar's office.

Graduate students may request an official hiatus for up to one calendar year by filling out a Request for Hiatus form and submitting it to successcenter@calvin.edu for processing.  An approved hiatus will eliminate re-application paperwork upon return and will maintain student accounts. An approved hiatus will not maintain status as an active or enrolled student. If hiatus lasts more than one calendar year, the student will be officially unenrolled and will lose student status and therefore, program declaration and student IT accounts. Students who are not enrolled for a semester and do not request hiatus status will be considered inactive and will lose tech access.

Graduate students who did not request hiatus status or whose hiatus status has lapsed can be readmitted by completing a quick readmission application which can be found here.

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