If you must be absent from the University for any reason, you must notify the Registrar in writing.

You must attend at least 80% of scheduled class hours in order to receive credit for the course.

Therefore, an emergency leave of absence of two weeks during a trimester is the maximum allowable time. A leave of longer than three absences means that the entire trimester must be repeated. Tuition refunds will be arranged according to standard University policy.

For leave of absence periods between trimesters, the duration of such a leave will not be longer than a year after the end of the student’s program


If a student leaves without notifying the Registrar in writing, it will be assumed that the student has dropped out of the University. The student will have to re-apply in order to enter the University again. Grades of F (Failure) will be recorded for all courses not completed and not dropped prior to semester’s end.

To request a leave of absence, submit a letter or the form available to the Registrar. Be sure to include the beginning and ending dates of the leave and the reasons for the leave. Consultation with the Registrar is recommended before requesting a leave. No leaves are official until a letter of approval has been received from the Registrar.

The student acquires the Leave of Absence Form from the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office, after consulting with the Dean, stipulates the length of the leave. Before taking an approved leave, the student meets with the Registrar or Dean. In addition, the student must inform the Registrar’s Office before his/her return and schedule another meeting with the


Students on approved leave are not held accountable for changes in degree requirements that were instituted during the leave. If the student attends another academic institution during leave and completes classes that are relevant to the AUCM degree programs, the student must forward official transcripts to AUCM.


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