All undergraduate students who are planning an absence from George Mason must submit a formal request for Leave of Absence to the Office of the University Registrar.
The form will only need to be reviewed by the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office if the leave is for more than one semester, or if the student is requesting an extension of an already approved leave.
Students do not need to complete the Leave of Absence form if they are participating in a George Mason University sponsored study abroad program or have received permission to study elsewhere.
See below for additional policies and the process for requesting a leave of absence.
Student must: Be eligible to register for classes - Be a degree-seeking undergraduate student - Be registered during the semester immediately prior to the beginning of the Leave of Absence - Have no holds (e.g., disciplinary, financial, etc.) which would restrict registration
If a student does not submit a leave of absence, or is ineligible for a leave of absence, the student must then re-enroll or re-apply when returning to the university depending on the length of the absence.
Students who are absent for not more than two years must re-enroll. Information on this can be found below. Students who are absent for more than two years must re-apply to the university through the Admissions website.
Students have the right to appeal denial of a request. Information on submitting an appeal can be found at the bottom of the page