How do I apply for a personal leave?

If you want to take some time off for contemplation, the chance to travel, or to take an interesting job for a brief time, you should discuss your plans with your adviser and then contact your dean. Personal leaves must be approved by your adviser and your dean before petitioning the Committee on Academic Standing. Students must be in good standing. Petitions for personal leave should be submitted prior to the start of classes during the semester the leave is to be taken and will not be considered if submitted after that semester's Add/Delete Period has ended. Students intending to take courses during a personal leave must include that request with their initial petition.