COVID-related leave of absence deadline extended to end of semester
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The Office of Undergraduate Studies announced an extension for students to elect to take a COVID-related leave of absence (CRLOA) in a Tuesday email.
The email said students may declare a CRLOA through Nov. 12, the last day of classes for the fall semester. Courses will be removed from a student’s transcript if they take the option prior to Oct. 9. After Oct 9., all courses will receive withdrawals (W’s) on their official transcript.
Students who elect to take the leave of absence are required to have a health clearance before returning to the University in the spring.
According to the email, students who take a leave of absence must be in contact with the Registrar to register for spring 2021.
“A student who fails to register and enroll in the Spring 2021 semester will be considered as having taken a voluntary withdrawal between semesters and must apply for readmission,” the email said.
On-campus housing in the spring is not guaranteed for current on-campus students who chose a CRLOA. Transfer credit will only be rewarded if the credit is deemed necessary for sequential courses.