Leave of Absence (Personal)

Students may choose to take a personal leave of absence because of internship, financial, family responsibility, and social engagement reasons.

Deadline: add/drop deadline for current and future term

Things to Consider

  • Academic - How will your academic progress and graduation plan be impacted? Schedule an appointment and discuss with your academic advisor.
  • Financial - How will your financial aid or scholarship package be impacted? Contact the Financial Aid team to learn more. Check the Tuition Refund Policy and schedule.
  • Housing - Do you need to cancel or move out of student housing? Contact the Residential Life team.

Request Leave of Absence

  1. Make an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss taking a personal leave of absence.
  2. (Optional) Reach out to the Financial Aid team for questions about the impact of financial aid.
  3. Make a final decision and submit the leave of absence request.
  4. Receive an email confirmation once the leave has been approved.

Returning from Leave of Absence

  1. Review the Leave of Absence Returning Guidance.
  2. Email your advisor or shanghai.advising@nyu.edu with the intention for return.
  3. Make an appointment with your advisor and discuss the course plan.
  4. Enroll in courses.
  5. Reach out to other offices as needed.