Leaves of Absence

As a matter of university policy, students are expected to attend classes as scheduled. However, subject to acceptable documentation, a Non-Medical Leave of Absence may be granted through the Office of Student Life.

A non-medical leave of absence may be granted for up to five days during an academic quarter or summer session. Typically, leave is not granted for one day, unless the absence would adversely impact the student’s grade (e.g., a missed test or quiz). Unless circumstances make prior request impossible, students are expected to request leave prior to an absence.

When it is impractical for a student to make-up missed work or assignments, they should discuss the matter with their academic advisor or a counselor in Academic Advising Services, Old Main 380, (360) 650-3850.

If a student is unable to attend classes because of an injury or illness, a Medical Leave of Absence may be requested through the Student Health Center. A medical leave of absence will not be granted without proper diagnosis and/or documentation. For further details, please contact the Student Health Center, Campus Services Building 202, at (360) 650-7352.

Page Updated 09.16.2015