Answered By: Jason Steidl Last Updated: Sep 11, 2015 Views: 3011
Students who wish to take a break from their courses for a short period of time may want to speak with their Academic Advisor regarding a Leave of Absence (LOA). Students can take one LOA ranging from 30-180 days in any 12-month cycle.
Important Information Regarding an LOA:
- You can take a maximum of 180 days of LOA within any one 12-month period.
- Students whose LOA begins on or before the last day to withdraw from classes will receive a W grade for all active courses in that term.
- Students whose LOA begins after the withdrawal deadline will receive a grade based on the coursework they have completed up until the time the leave starts.
- Concerns regarding Financial Aid eligibility while on LOA should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
- Students whose military obligations make it difficult to remain successful in their program will want to contact Walden's Office of Military Services office regarding a Military Leave of Absence. The Office of Military Services is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request an LOA, please fill out the form located in your myWalden portal.