Leave Policy

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Students who have been called to active duty in the military (military order required) may apply for a leave of absence.  All other students who wish to take a leave of absence must file a Voluntary Withdrawal form.

To initiate a leave, students with military orders will complete a Leave Application, provided upon request by the Registrar’s Office. In addition, the student must discuss the effect a leave will have on financial aid and billing with a financial aid counselor. Students should also consult with other campus resources as is appropriate to their situation such as Student Accounts, Residential Life and Commuter Services, and Athletics.

Students may take leave for one or two semesters and for a maximum of 180 days. To extend a leave from one semester to two semesters, students must submit a leave renewal form prior to the start of the second semester. To return to the College from a leave, students must submit a return from leave form. These forms will be provided by the Registrar’s Office upon request (registrar@hiram.edu).

Administrative leave of absence may be granted at the discretion of the Dean or Associate Dean of the College.

For full detail on the College’s Voluntary Leave of Absence Policy, please reference the College Catalog here.

Email the Registrar’s Office at registrar@hiram.edu to request a leave form.