Any student who encounters unusual and unavoidable career or family circumstances that cause interruption in participation in his or her program may submit a petition for a leave of absence (LOA), for a period of up to 1 year. The petition should specify the reason(s) the student believes warrants an LOA and the length of LOA desired. Supporting documentation might be required. Any student who is called to active duty while enrolled should contact email@example.com.
The deadline to receive a petition is one month before the student’s next registration period. The Online Learning office will notify the student if the LOA is approved. While on a leave, the student is considered a current Westminster student.
The student should notify firstname.lastname@example.org of any changes while on leave. Please contact the Online Learning Team with return date, at least one month prior to the returning term.
Students receiving government loans who wish to take an LOA should contact the Online Learning Team for possible restrictions.