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 directly if you have questions and follow the withdrawal procedures.

Continuing Students

Two Semester Leave of Absence (Informal Leave)

Continuing students, regardless of academic standing, may take a two semester leave of absence from CSUCI and do not need to take any action prior to registration. This is considered informal leave. After three consecutive semesters of non-enrollment (excluding Winter and Summer sessions), 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 Two Semesters)

Continuing students, regardless of academic standing, 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).

Please Note: If you do not enroll for the term in which you indicated you would return, you will be discontinued as an active Channel Islands student.

Procedure for Requesting Academic Leave

Complete the Request for Academic Leave form by the published deadline. This form can be found in the 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 2020: Friday, September 18, 2020

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