Change of Status

This page contains the following important information:

  • Leave of Absence
  • Stop-Out Status
  • Non-Status

Leave of Absence

A leave of absence is an approved trimester of non-registration. Students may take one leave of absence during a calendar year. Upon returning from a leave of absence, students complete whatever time remaining in their enrollment agreement at the time the leave began. The student must complete and file an approved Leave of Absence form with the Registrar during regular registration. Failure to submit the form will subject the student to withdrawal from the University, a readmission charge of $75, and the possibility of having to meet changed academic requirements in force at the time of readmission.

Stop-Out Status

Students may stop-out at the end of an enrollment period. Stop-out Status occurs when a leave of absence extends for longer than a trimester. Students stopping out for longer than six months, but less than one year, are dropped from the degree program but need not reapply to re-enroll. At the time of re-enrollment, a student will be assessed a readmission fee of $75 and face the possibility of having to meet changed academic requirements in place at the time of readmission. Students who for more than one year are not actively studying in their degree program are placed on Administrative Withdrawal and must reapply for admission.


The University makes every effort to keep in contact with students. If the University has not been able to make contact with a student and the student has made no effort to contact the University for a period of twelve (12) months, the student will be considered a non-status student. This means that the student will no longer be enrolled in the degree program and any tuition being held by the University will be forfeited after the twelve (12) month period.