Leave of Absence

  • A leave of absence is a temporary interruption in studies, typically for a full semester.
  • Students are withdrawn from any courses for which they are registered.
  • Tuition is canceled in accordance with the published tuition refund schedule.
  • A student on a leave of absence may not enroll as a degree candidate at another institution.
  • The last day to file for a Leave of Absence for the current semester can be found on the registrars website.
  • Students file for a Leave of Absence through the University Service Center (USC) located at 881 Commonwealth Ave. on the ground floor.  Students do not need an appointment.  http://www.bu.edu/usc/
  • The USC has representatives from Housing, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, etc. to help students navigate how taking a Leave may impact each of those areas.
  • CAS students may take a total of 4 semesters of Leave of Absence.
  • International students need special permission to take a Leave from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) so that their visas stay valid.
  • FAQ’s can be found here: http://www.bu.edu/usc/frequently-asked-questions/