Prior to submitting this form, you should contact the Accounting Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, and the Office of Financial Aid, email@example.com, to discuss how a leave of absence may affect your financial aid or scholarships. CalArts tuition and refund policy can be found here.
If you are an International Student you must contact the Office of International Students and Programs prior to submitting this form regarding how taking a leave of absence could affect your F1 Visa status and or your OPT. For information about Leave of Absence - Immigration Status please click here(Hub login required). Contact the Office of International Students and Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Leaves - Approval of any personal leave of absence is at the discretion of students’ Dean and faculty. You will receive a notification if your Leave of Absence has been approved, within 7-10 days business days of submission.
Medical Leaves - To apply for a medical leave, students must complete the Leave of Absence form and provide documentation of the need for medical leave from their treating licensed and relevant non-familial health care professional within 30 days of declaring a leave. Approval of the leave is at the discretion of the Director of Student Care & Wellbeing (or designee). In cases where a medical leave is denied, or appropriate documentation is not provided, the leave will be processed as a personal leave of absence and will be subject to the Personal Leave policy detailed above.