Occasionally, students are forced to take a semester or two off because of circumstances beyond their control. Others find they simply need a break from studying. For these students, taking a leave of absence might be wise. Students who have an approved leave of absence for a semester or a year may register for the semester in which they plan to return without applying for readmission.
A leave of absence maintains your student status while you are away from the University for up to two semesters. Undergraduate students who wish to take a leave of absence from an academic program must do so through their academic deans office. Forms are also available from Enrollment Services, Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881 or call 401.874.9500. All requests for Leave of Absence require Deans Office approval.
Deans' offices may be contacted by phone at:
|College of Arts & Sciences||401.874.2566|
|College of Business||401.874.2337|
|College of Engineering||401.874.5985|
|College of Environment & Life Sciences||401.874.5026|
|College of Human Science & Services||401.874.2125|
|College of Nursing||401.874.2766|
|College of Pharmacy||401.874.5842|
If the Leave of Absence process is completed satisfactorily and approved by your Deans Office, and the student has cleared all financial obligations to the University, the effective date of Leave of Absence will be noted on the student's permanent academic record. The effective date is the date used for calculating billing or refunds. No grades for the current semester will be recorded. Go to http://www.uri.edu/es/students/bill/billadjrefundinfo.html for additional information regarding billing and refunds.
Official Withdrawal removes you from any academic program and cancels your student status at the University of Rhode Island.
In order to return to the University you will need to apply for readmission into a degree granting program through the appropriate academic dean's office, or register for additional courses as a Non-Matriculating student through the Office of Enrollment Services in Kingston, or The Allen Shawn Feinstein College of continuing Education in Providence.
Undergraduate students who wish to Withdraw from the University should do so through their academic advisor and/or academic deans office. Forms can be obtained at the link indicated below and are also available from Enrollment Services, Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881 or call 401.874.9500. All requests for Withdrawal require notification/approval of your Academic Deans Office.
If the withdrawal process is completed satisfactorily and the student has cleared all financial obligations to the University, the effective date of withdrawal will be noted on the student's permanent academic record. The effective date is the date used for calculating billing or refunds. No grades for the current semester will be recorded. Go to http://www.uri.edu/es/students/bill/billadjrefundinfo.html for additional information regarding billing and refunds.
Students who withdraw from the University after the last day of classes, but before a semester ends, will be graded in all courses for which they are officially registered.
If a student withdraws from the University after mid-semester, grades will be recorded for any course that has an officially specified completion date prior to the date of withdrawal.
A student who withdraws from the University after mid-semester and who seeks readmission for the next semester will be readmitted only with approval of the Scholastic Standing Committee for the college or school in which registration is desired.
Degree-seeking students who have not attended courses or filed an official leave of absence from the University for one or more semesters, must be readmitted to a degree program in order to continue studies toward a degree. To receive an application form, please visit or telephone the Office of Enrollment Services at 401.874.9500. Your application will be reviewed by the academic dean's office of the college which administers your enrollment in your selected degree program.
Apply by August 15 for the Fall Semester; by December 31 for the Spring Semester.
All graduate students who wish to take a leave of absence or officially withdraw from a graduate program and the University must do so through the Graduate School Office located in Quinn Hall. The office may also be reached by telephone at 401.874.2262.
Students who are not pursuing a degree and who are not enrolled in a regular graduate program of studies may not receive a leave of absence, but may officially withdraw from the University through the Office of Enrollment Services. Please visit the office or send a letter to Enrollment Services, Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue , Kingston RI 02881; or call 401.874.9500.
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