Students who wish to interrupt their education for one or more terms must apply for a Leave of Absence through the Office of the Registrar. Students who leave Stockton without obtaining an official Leave of Absence for more than one normal academic term must reapply for admission if they decide to return. A Leave of Absence permits a student to reenter Stockton at the end of the specified period without reapplying to the College.
Students who do not return to Stockton at the specified time must reapply if they wish to return to Stockton. Normally, a Leave of Absence is for one year. However, a Leave of Absence can be extended annually for a period of up to five years. A student who wishes to extend the Leave of Absence must contact the Office of the Registrar in writing before the leave expires. Students returning from a Leave of Absence should notify the Office of the Registrar at least two weeks before the date of registration for the term in which they wish to return.
Once a student has matriculated at Stockton, credits from other institutions may only be awarded if specific written permission is granted prior to registration for the courses. This provision also applies to matriculated students who are on a Leave of Absence.
A matriculated student who does not attend Stockton College for two consecutive terms, and is not on an official Leave of Absence, forfeits his/her status as a matriculated student. The student must reapply to the College through the Office of Enrollment Management and, if readmitted, is subject to the academic requirements for graduation at the time of readmission. International students should contact the Office of the Registrar before submitting a Leave of Absence. International students must maintain academic progress as outlined in the SEVIS regulations.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGE
Because the College has an obligation to fill vacancies with students who are waiting for admission, it is important that a student who plans to withdraw inform the College. Students who do not expect to continue at Stockton should immediately complete a formal statement of withdrawal through the Office of the Registrar. This will become a part of the student’s official record and will serve to establish the circumstances of the withdrawal. It is the responsibility of the Office of the Registrar to advise the appropriate College offices of a student’s withdrawal.
A student who wishes to return to Stockton after withdrawing must apply for readmission through the Office of Enrollment Management. Applications for readmission from students who simply left the College and failed to withdraw officially will be assigned a low priority.
Withdrawal from the College is different from withdrawal from a course. Thus, the grades for a student who withdraws from the College after the 11th week of a full term or the fifth week of a sub-term may be recorded as NC or F, for each course enrolled, depending on the grading system selected by the student.