Leave of Absence, Medical Leave of Absence, Withdrawal from College

The Undergraduate Application for Leave of Absence/Withdrawal from College form can be obtained in the Academic Advisement Office, South Wing 110, (716) 878-5336, or in the student’s academic department office. Students in a major should begin the application process by conferring with their department chair. Undeclared students should meet with the coordinator of the Academic Advisement Office. Refunds of tuition, if applicable, will be made on a prorated basis as outlined for that semester. Financial aid recipients who withdraw or take a leave of absence may owe a refund of aid they received for the semester. For additional information about financial aid, refer to the financial aid section of this catalog or financialaid.buffalostate.edu/, Moot Hall 210.

Leave of Absence

Matriculated students who wish to leave the college may be granted a leave of absence of one full year (two fall/spring semesters) beyond the semester in which they were last registered. A leave will not be granted to study at another college or university as that is addressed by the Off Campus Study process.

An application for a leave during a semester already in progress must be received in the Registrar’s Office, Moot Hall, no later than the Friday before the Critique and Evaluation Period. These approved leaves will begin at the date the request is received in the Registrar’s Office.

Withdrawal from College

To maintain good academic standing and eligibility for readmission to the college, students finding it necessary to withdraw must do so officially. Failure to file for withdrawal will result in the recording of an E grade in each course in which the student is registered. When it is impossible to withdraw in person, it must be done in writing from the student to the dean. Students withdrawing officially with no outstanding obligations or commitments to the college are considered to be in good academic standing.

The chair and associate dean must sign the Withdrawal from College form. A request to withdraw from the college must be received in the Registrar’s Office, Moot Hall, no later than the Friday before the Critique and Evaluation Period.