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Leave of Absence Policy

AC-REG-POL-016
Leave of Absence Policy
DepartmentAcademic
Approval DateJune 15, 2017
Effective DateSeptember 5, 2017

Organizational Scope

The Policy applies only to full-time and part-time students in good standing enrolled in programs* offered in The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, School for Applied Health Sciences (“Michener”). Approved leaves of absence are not to extend beyond one year.

*Students in joint programs must refer to their program handbook.

Purpose

A student may request a leave of absence from their program of study due to prolonged illness, injury, or due to personal circumstances which make it temporarily impossible to continue in the program.

Policy

Approved leaves of absence are not to extend beyond one year. Except in extreme circumstances, students will not be granted more than one leave during their period of study of any one specific program. Where it is in the student’s best interest conditions for return may be established by the program (e.g. model route change requirements, health). Leave of Absence approvals are subject to the Withdrawal Policy timelines, tuition refund schedules and OSAP rules and regulations.

Eligibility:

First year students who withdraw for ANY reason during the first semester of studies are required to reapply for admission through the Ontario College Application service (OCAS), and are not eligible for a leave of absence.

Consequence

The timing of a Leave of Absence request may impact a student’s GPA and Academic Standing; students must refer to the Withdrawal Policy.

Associated Documentation

Revision History

Date Reviewer Change(s) Made
February 18, 2011 Bill Pittman Document revised
March 21, 2011 Academic Approval Council Approved
October 23, 2013 Academic Approval Council Clarified the connection to the Withdrawal Policy
June 15, 2017 Wendy Pais Document reviewed; no changes required
August 9, 2019 AAC AA “ The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, School for Applied Health Sciences (“Michener”)” added to scope; and amendment to associated documents to reference NEW Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policy and Procedure
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