2018-2019 Catalog

Leave Of Absence

Students whose personal circumstances require a temporary interruption of college study may apply for a leave of absence for one or two semesters. A student who is granted a leave of absence is considered a continuing member of the college community, with records, academic advisor, campus privileges and current academic requirements retained. Re-admission to course study is automatic upon registration.

Exception for Students in Health Programs

A medical leave of absence may be granted for students in the health programs who are in good standing in both class (75 per- cent average or above for nursing), and clinical or practicum Re-admission to the program may require remediation prior to return as determined by the health faculty.

To apply for a leave of absence:

  • Complete a Leave of Absence application in the Academic Advising Center (F-117);
  • Students should submit their request for a medical leave of absence to the Director of Nursing (nursing programs) or department chair/program advisor for their specific health program;
  • Application must be accompanied by a formal written request to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President of Enrollment Services citing the reasons for requesting the leave and the period of desired time (one or two semesters);
  • The decision of the Vice President is final.

Criteria for requesting a leave of absence:

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing at time of request;
  • Student must be matriculated, have a total of 30 earned degree credits; and
  • Have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0.

If the request is made and approved between semesters, then the approved leave begins the following semester. Notation of leave of absence status, and the date, is made on the student’s transcript. If the student does not return at the conclusion of an approved leave, or does not request and receive an extension of the leave, the student is considered to have withdrawn form BCC.