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Notice of University Departure

Have you Considered a Leave of Absence?

  • A leave of absence is a temporary leave from the university, which may be necessary during your undergraduate career. A leave of absence also ensures that your program of study and access to services remain active.
  • Declaring a leave of absence communicates to the university that you will not be attending Cal Poly for more than two terms.
  • If you are withdrawing from courses in the current term, but intend to enroll in the next term, a leave of absence is not required.
  • You may elect to take a leave of absence for a variety of reasons:
    • Medical emergencies
    • Family crisis or other personal situations
    • Financial issues
    • Academic difficulties
  • You must be eligible to enroll in the term the leave begins. Two leaves with a maximum of eight quarters combined are available to each student and cannot be extended beyond the limit. Summer quarters are not included when calculating the length of a leave.
  • Please visit the Office of the Registrar if a leave of absence is more applicable to your situation


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