Leave of Absence

I will not be taking classes this semester. What do I need to do?

As a matter of university policy, students must maintain continuous registration. You should complete the CCAS Student Petition, and briefly explain why you will not be taking classes at GW.

Submit the form to the Program Coordinator or the Program Director for signature (the Program Director must sign); it will then be forwarded to the CCAS Dean's Office for review and processing. The Dean's Office will determine the course for which you will be registered; it will likely be one credit of Continuous Research.

Students can register for classes as usual for the semester of their return.

What if I will be away from DC this semester, but want to take a class at another university?

As a matter of university policy, students must maintain continuous registration. You should complete the CCAS Student Petition. Briefly explain why you will not be taking classes at GW, and request that the desired course(s) be counted toward your degree. Include a course description with the petition.

Submit the form to the Program Coordinator or the Program Director for signature (the Program Director must sign); it will then be forwarded to the CCAS Dean's Office for review and processing. The Dean's Office will determine the course for which you will be registered; it will likely be one credit of Continuous Research.

Upon returning, you will need to complete the CCAS Transfer of Credit form, following the same process (see above).

Students can register for classes as usual for the semester of their return.