Leave of Absence
Students who find it necessary to delay their academic career may request a Leave of Absence. A Leave of Absence permits students to maintain their academic degree requirements (catalog year) and other student entitlements (including email, library usage, etc.) for a maximum of two semesters. After two semesters, students must re-enroll or be considered Withdrawn from the College.
A Leave of Absence is requested using the Enrollment Status Update form and process. This form is generally submitted before the end of the currently enrolled semester for the following semester. The deadline for submitting this form for a given semester is the end of the "Drop" period. Students who request to begin a Leave of Absence at any other point during a semester must withdraw from all courses for that semester first. The Leave of Absence begins at the end of the semester.
In preparation for their return, Leave of Absence students must register for courses with the Office of the Registrar and must contact the Office of Financial Aid and Student Billing during the continuing student pre-registration period before the intended semester of re-enrollment. Students wishing to live on campus must contact the Office of Student Affairs during this time.
Withdrawing from PHC
A student withdrawing from the College during a semester or between semesters must complete the Enrollment Status Update form and process provided by the Office of the Registrar. A withdrawal is not official until all steps in the process are completed. The Withdrawal takes place as of the date of the student signature, provided that the form is accepted in the Office of the Registrar within 48 hours of the given date. Students withdrawing after the end of the "Drop" period will have "W", "WP", or "WF" recorded for grades according to the policy listed in the catalog.
Students enrolled in a previous semester (spring or fall) who do not check-in with the Office of the Registrar by the end of the "Add" period and do not follow the Leave of Absence procedures will be considered Withdrawn from the College.
Non-attendance in class does not constitute an official student withdrawal. In all cases, students who fail to complete all Withdrawal or Leave of Absence procedures remain responsible for all continuing financial obligations to Patrick Henry College and a grade of "WF" will be assessed for all enrolled courses. All fees paid to the College and any financial aid awarded by the College may be forfeited.
Withdrawn students seeking to re-enroll must contact the Office of Admissions. Degree requirements correspond to the catalog at the time of re-enrollment.
Students interested in Patrick Henry College's policy regarding active duty call-up for military personnel should contact the Office of the Registrar.