Leave of Absence
Leave of absence forms are located in the Office of the Registrar. Students who have attended classes and are granted a leave of absence from their studies at DYC (or have a leave of absence mandated by the Academic Policies Committee) are not permitted to take courses at another institution during the time of the leave. In the exceptional case where this might be allowed, it may only be done with previous permission (refer to off campus study form). Students can request a leave of absence from their department chair or dean for one or two consecutive semesters. Students who need additional semester(s) of leave must receive approval from the vice president for academic affairs or dean, as appropriate. Students on leave of absence for more than 180 days may enter loan repayment.
Ordinarily, a student may not request a leave of absence after the tenth week of the semester. Special consideration is given for illness or other extenuating circumstances. The vice president for academic affairs or dean, as appropriate must give permission in these cases. In the event that a student does not return at the time stipulated, the leave automatically becomes a withdrawal. The student must then apply for readmission to the college.