Leaves of Absence and Continuous Enrollment

Whenever possible, students should plan extended absences of a semester or longer with their advisor. A master’s-level student may take a leave of absence of up to one calendar year. The student’s standing in the program will remain active during the leave of absence. A leave of absence is permitted only for students in good standing and does not constitute a waiver of the statute of limitations for completion of the degree.

Students who fail to complete coursework and make progress toward degree requirements for three consecutive semesters will be considered to have withdrawn from their degree program and the Seminary. Students who have withdrawn and desire to return will need to apply for readmission through the Admissions Office. Such students will be subject to the catalog requirements in effect at the time of re-entry rather than those in effect at the time of initial admission. 

Students considering withdrawing from the Seminary, regardless of the reason, should meet with a dean of student development or student service director (branch campuses) to begin the formal withdrawal process. Withdrawal is not complete until the academic approval has been processed by the Registrar's Office.