Checklist: Return from Leave of Absence

The Return from Leave form must be received by the College Office by:

  • July 15 for enrollment in the fall semester
  • November 15 for the spring semester
  • April 15 for the summer session
  • Two weeks before the beginning of the relevant Advance Registration period, if wishing to advance register.

Timely submission of requests and documentation is a condition of any return and any submission received after the relevant deadline may be denied. REMEMBER: Students will not be able to take any action in Penn InTouch until they have been approved to return by the College Office.

General Steps for Return Once Approved

To ensure a smooth return to campus, students should contact the appropriate offices below and comply with any deadlines and procedures:

Resolving Incompletes before Returning

Students with Incompletes will be required to resolve them and receive final grades for the courses in question before August 1 for a fall return, December 1 for a spring return and May 1 for a summer return.

Student Conduct Issues

If applicable, students will need to clear any pending issues with the Office of Student Conduct before August 1 for a fall return, December 1 for a spring return and May 1 for a summer return.

Medical Circumstances

Students whose leave request indicated medical circumstances as at least part of the reason for that request will be required to present a treating clinician’s current evaluation of the medical condition to the relevant health office (Counseling and Psychological Services and/or Student Health Service). The College, in consultation with these offices, will determine whether the results of the evaluation suffice to satisfy the conditions set forth in the original message granting approval for the leave.

Students on Financial Hold

Students who have been placed on financial hold by Student Financial Services office must resolve these issues and have the hold cleared before August 1 for a fall return, December 1 for a spring return and May 1 for a summer return.