Leave of Absence

Matriculated students are expected to maintain continuous registration throughout their degree program. Students leaving campus at the end of a semester for study abroad, for military services, or other reasons should notify the Office of Advising and Academic Services.

Students who interrupt their registration and plan to return at a specific time may take a leave of absence. Students who leave campus before the end of the 12th week of the semester are eligible to return the following semester without submitting an application for reenrollment, providing they submit a formal withdrawal request to the Office of Advising and Academic Services. Failure to attend class is not equivalent to a leave of absence, and students will not receive an adjustment of charges or grades (see studentabc.rutgers.edu/withdrawals) unless a formal leave of absence is filed with the SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services and approved prior to the 12th week of the semester. Students whose cumulative GPA is below a 2.0, may be required to attend Rutgers Summer Session prior to returning for a fall or spring semester.

Courses taken outside of Rutgers during a leave of absence are considered transfer courses. For information on the transfer course policies at SAS, please see the Transfer Courses page.

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Form


Tuition Refund Dates

Students may use Webreg to drop courses or cancel their schedule prior to the beginning of a semester and receive 100% refund. Students cannot use the automated system to withdraw completely from school. Students must notify the Office of Advising and Academic Services to cancel their registration. The refund schedule for complete withdrawal is as follows:

First two weeks of class 80%
Third and fourth week 60%
Fifth and sixth week 40%
Thereafter 0%

In all refund situations, the student fee and the computer fee are not refundable. Students cannot drop their last class via Webreg.

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