From time to time students want to take time away from their studies at Washington University.

When you take a Leave of Absence from the University you have the option to return at a later date.

If you do not wish to return to the University as an undergraduate please indicate that below and your time away will be processed as a withdrawal from Washington University. 

All leaves from the University for medical reasons are handled by student health services.

Please visit to complete the necessary paperwork for your leave request.



All Art & Sciences students who wish to take a leave from Washington University to study abroad with a non-WU program need to complete a leave of absence request through Overseas Programs.