Newly Admitted Students

Newly admitted students are not eligible for academic leave. Any new student who wishes to withdraw from their first term must re-apply to the university.

Note: If this is your first term at CSUCI and you have a documented hardship on why you cannot attend your first term (e.g. military orders, medical, etc.), you may request in writing that your application be rolled over to the next semester. This request must be submitted to the Director of Admissions and Recruitment no later than the published deadlines listed at the bottom of this page. You may read the policy on Application Roll-Over

Please follow up with admissions@csuci.edu directly if you have questions and follow the withdrawal procedures.

Continuing Students

One Semester Leave

Continuing students, regardless of academic standing, may take a one semester leave of absence from CSUCI and do not need to take any action prior to registration. After two consecutive semesters of non-enrollment (excluding Summer session), a student will no longer be considered a student at CSUCI and will have to re-apply to the university should they wish to return.

Formal Request for Academic Leave – Beyond One Semester

Continuing students in good academic standing (Both CI GPA and Cumulative GPA are a minimum of a 2.0) may apply for leave for up to four consecutive semesters. Only fall and spring semesters are counted for the purposes of identifying how long a student has been on leave. While a student may apply for multiple leaves, no student will be permitted more than six total semesters of leave from CSUCI (Policy SP03-06).

Procedure for Requesting Academic Leave

Complete the Request for Academic Leave form by the published deadline. This form can be found in the Records and Registration Forms Library.

If enrolled in the semester for which you are requesting to begin leave, you must drop all of your courses; otherwise the form will not be processed.

Processing time frame: Typically processed 2 weeks after grades have been posted for the term. You will receive a response to your dolphin e-mail once it has been received and a final e-mail once processed at the end of term.

Deadlines for submission:

Fall 2017: Monday, September 25, 2017

Spring 2018: Friday, February 17, 2018

Fall 2018: Monday, September 24, 2018