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Leave of Absence and Withdrawal Procedures
Undergraduate College
Leave of Absence
Under certain circumstances, the Dean of the Undergraduate College or the Dean of Students may grant a Leave of Absence from the College. Credits earned at another college while a student is on a Leave of Absence from Mount Saint Vincent will be accepted for transfer credit only if approved in advance by the Dean of the Undergraduate College. When the student on a Leave of Absence wishes to reenroll in the College, s/he must meet with the Dean of the Undergraduate College and complete the Returning Student Checklist.

Withdrawal from the College
A student may apply for withdrawal from the College before the last day of classes for the semester. The student must complete the Exit Interview Process in the Center for Academic Advisement on or before the effective date of withdrawal. For the refund policies in case of withdrawals, please see Tuition and Fees.

Unofficial Withdrawal
Matriculated students who drop out for a semester or longer will be placed in Unofficial Withdrawal status and will not be permitted to register for classes until they meet with the Dean of the Undergraduate College and complete the Returning Student Checklist.  

Withdrawal from a Course
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must meet with their academic advisor and complete a withdrawal form no later than the date specified in the College Calendar. Students must inform the instructor and return class materials. Students who do not follow this procedure maintain course registration and are assigned a grade of “F” for the course.

Nursing majors should refer to the section about the Nursing Program for additional limitations regarding for additional limitations regarding withdrawals in the Nursing program. Students who have excess credits will still be charged for courses from which they withdraw.