The Catholic University of America

Considering Taking Time Away from CUA?

Are you considering taking some time away from CUA? Students have to leave CUA either temporarily or permanently for a variety of reasons. If you are thinking you might need to take some time away from CUA, come visit one of the deans in the Office of the Dean of Students. We want to be able to talk to you about why you are thinking time away might be right for you and help you through the process if you decide to leave for any period of time. There is also some important paperwork that needs to be done so that all the necessary offices on campus know your intentions. Call 202-319-5619 to schedule an appointment to talk about your situation and read below to find out more information.

 

What's the difference?

Academic Leave

An academic leave allows the student the opportunity to return to the University after a specified period of time away. Students are able to take up to a full academic year of leave.   If the student wishes to extend their leave, they must contact the Office of the Dean of Students

Permanent Withdrawal

A permanent withdrawal from the University means that the student will not return to The Catholic University of America to complete his/her studies.  If the student wishes to return to the University at a later date, he/she will need to reapply through the Office of Admissions.

Term Withdrawal

A Term Withdrawal, much like an Academic Leave, allows the student the opportunity to return to the University after a specified time away.  A Term Withdrawal is used after 11:59 PM prior to the first day of classes and lasts for the remainder of the semester.