Leave of Absence

Students who need to take a leave of absence may do so by sending a letter to:


Assistant Dean of Registrar and Student Services
CUNY School of Professional Studies
119 West 31st Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10001 


If the request is made during the term and the student is registered, the request will be processed in accordance with the Refund Policy.

Leaves of absence are regularly approved for up to two years.  If the leave is extended beyond two years, students must apply for readmission.  While on leave, students may not attend other colleges or universities except with the written permission of the Assistant Dean of Registrar and Student Services. Credit earned while on leave will not be accepted toward the degree or certificate unless prior approval has been obtained.

In order to be granted a leave of absence, a student must be in good standing.  A leave of absence cannot be used to avoid the consequences of poor academic performance or to circumvent a disciplinary procedure.