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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

Leave of Absence, Continuous Enrollment, or Withdrawal from the College

Voluntary Withdrawal from the College

A student planning to voluntarily withdraw from the college should meet with their Academic Advisor or a representative from their program of study. If, after discussion, the final decision is to take a leave or withdraw, the student may complete a Voluntary Withdrawal Form located on my.laboure.edu or at the Welcome Center. This form must be approved by either the academic advisor or division representative before submitting to the Welcome Center for processing. If the student received financial aid while enrolled at the college, Exit Counseling must be completed online at studentloans.gov, or by making an appointment with the Department of Financial Aid.

Leave of Absence and Continuous Enrollment

At times, a student may need to take a semester off (leave of absence) due to many reasons - personal or professional. In addition, due to cohort scheduling or schedule rotation or courses and the transfer credits for a student, it may become necessary for a student to take a gap semester, or semester off before starting. 

A student planning to take a leave of absence should meet with an Academic Advisor or a representative from their program of study. If, after discussion, the final decision is to take a leave of absence, the student may complete a Leave of Absence Form located on my.laboure.edu or at the Welcome Center. This form must be approved by either the Academic Advisor or the division representative before submitting to the Registrar's Office for processing. A leave of absence can be taken in any regular semester (fall or spring) that the student is not attending classes, but for no more than two consecutive semesters (excluding summer). 

The leave of absence allows a student to retain their catalog and graduation requirements and return to Labouré College of Healthcare without having to reapply for admission. 

Students taking a leave of absence may elect to take the Continuous Enrollment (CEN) option, which allows the student to take a leave of absence or take the gap semester without losing their catalog and graduation requirements, and allows the student to remain continuously enrolled for the purposes of the Student Clearing House which reports non-enrollment to the Department of Education. Remaining continuously enrolled will not trigger the 6-month grace period for student loans. 

A student may select Continuous Enrollment for one semester. An additional consecutive semester of CEN may be requested, but must be approved by the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, or designee. 

The enrollment fee for CEN is published in the annual tuition and fees listing. The Continuous Enrollment fee is waived for military students who are called to active duty, or students with a medical leave of absence, or students who must take a gap semester to begin their professional courses due to scheduling of the college. 

All specific questions or concerns regarding individual students or to select CEN, or for more information, please contact the Registrar's Office

 

Administrative Withdrawal due to Non-Attendance

A student enrolled in any of the college's programs who does not attend courses for two consecutive terms will be administratively withdrawn from the college due to non-attendance. Two consecutive terms are defined as follows:

  • The fall semester (fifteen weeks) followed by the spring semester (fifteen weeks); or
  • The spring semester (fifteen weeks) followed by the fall semester (fifteen weeks).

A withdrawal will not be processed if a student does not attend during the Summer semester.