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Leave of Absence Request

Prior to submitting this form, you should contact the Accounting Office, accounting@calarts.edu, and the Office of Financial Aid, finaid@calarts.edu, 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 intlprograms@calarts.edu

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.

To review the full Leave of Absence Policy please visit https://policies.calarts.edu/all-policies/leave-of-absence

Leave of Absence Request

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR


CalArts allows for leaves of absence in the following categories:  Personal Leaves, Medical Leaves, and Institute-Initiated Leaves.

Prior to submitting this form, you should contact the Accounting Office, accounting@calarts.edu, and the Office of Financial Aid, finaid@calarts.edu, to discuss how a leave of absence may affect your financial aid or scholarships.  CalArts tuition and refund policy can be found here.


Students who wish to temporarily discontinue their enrollment at CalArts must request a leave of absence through the Office of the Registrar or through Student Affairs, depending on the circumstances of the leave.  


Students placed on academic or métier warning or probation are eligible to apply for a leave of absence, but their academic status will remain in effect upon their resumption of studies at the Institute.


If you are an International Student you should 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. Contact the Office of International Students and Programs at intlprograms@calarts.edu


To review the full Leave of Absence Policy please visit https://policies.calarts.edu/all-policies/leave-of-absence


Name*
Address (please give the address to which you would like your Deposit Refund sent)*
Are you currently on a Leave of Absence and requesting an extension?*
What is the reason for this leave? *
Select School(s)*
*** Interschool students should select both Schools associated with InterSchool Program. This will determine which Dean this form is routed to for approval
Are you an International Student? *
If YES, please speak with the Office of International Student Affairs to discuss how this leave of absence may affect your re-entry, VISA status, and or OPT.
Select Visa Type:*
Do you currently live on campus?*
Are you currently on Academic Warning or Probation*
Do you plan to complete the current term?*
If you choose YES, your leave will be processed after the last day of the current term. If you choose NO, your leave will processed immediately.
Provide the date that your leave will begin:*
I would like to return from my leave:*
Please check the appropriate box.

Acknowledgment

By checking this box and signing below I acknowledge that this form is my request for a Leave of Absence, and it must be approved by the Dean of my School (for personal leaves), or by the Director of Care and Well-being (for medical leaves). If approved, I agree to return to school on the term/semester indicated. If I do not return to school at the scheduled time, I understand that I will be administratively withdrawn. I agree to check my CalArts email while on leave, for important account updates and registration information.*
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Date*

Dean Approval

Is this Leave of Absence Request Approved by the Dean?*
Today's Date*
Dean Name (or authorized Designee)*
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Provost Approval

Is this Leave of Absence Request Approved by the Provost?*
Today's Date*
Provost Name (or authorized Designee)*
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Registrar Processing

New Anticipated Graduation Date*
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