Defined as carrying 12 credits or more and seeking a degree. Resort Management and Hospitality Management students are considered full time during their co-op term when taking 9 or more credits.
Defined as carrying fewer than 12 credits and seeking a degree.
Part-Time Enrollment Status Guidelines
1. A part-time student may live in a residence hall with the approval of the Dean of Student Life.
2. A part-time student may not participate in intercollegiate athletics.
3. A part-time student may not hold office under student government nor office in residence halls governance. He/she may, however, vote in student elections, participate in intramural athletics, and in every other way be involved in student activities.
Leave of Absence
A student may request a leave of absence mid-semester through the Student Life Office if extenuating circumstances arise. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, a death in the family, medical reasons, and personal well-being. The request must be reviewed and approved by the Vice President of Student Life before a leave of absence will be granted. All requests must be made prior to the last day to drop a class. If the leave of absence request is granted, the student has up to one year from the date of the leave to return to the college. Students must contact the Registrar’s Office when he/she intends to return. The student whose leave of absence is approved is automatically withdrawn from all courses. Tuition will only be refunded in accordance with the refund policy stated in the 2012-2013 catalog. If the student exceeds the one-year limitation to return, the leave of absence will be administratively changed into a withdrawal. If the student chooses to return after the leave has changed into a withdrawal, then the student must reapply to the college.
End of Term
A student who intends to be away from the College for a semester or an academic year for academic or personal reasons after they complete the current semester may request a leave of absence. Students are required to request a leave of absence prior to the start of final exams. The request will be reviewed by the Vice President of Student Life who will determine whether a leave of absence will be granted. A student’s tuition deposit, if paid, may be credited to the student’s account to be applied toward the next semester’s/year’s fees. If the leave of absence request is granted, the student has up to one year from the date of the leave to return to the college. The student must contact the Registrar’s Office when he/she intends to return. If the student does not return within one-year, the leave of absence will be administratively changed into a withdrawal. If the student chooses to return after the leave has changed into a withdrawal, then the student must apply for readmission to the College.
The academic standing of all students granted a leave of absence remains subject to review by the Academic Standards Committee. The committee may still recommend dismissal for a student that has been approved for a leave of absence at the end of the term.