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A leave of absence will be granted only for good cause such as serious medical and health related issues, major financial and/or employment issues, pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, eldercare or other significant family issues, military or other emergency service and other major personal circumstances that interfere with the ability to continue studies at Cherry Hill Seminary.
A student desiring a leave of absence from a degree or certificate program must notify the Dean of Students and the Academic Dean in writing of the request, including the reason for the leave of absence and an anticipated return date.
The return date may not be more than one academic year later. If the leave of absence is approved and the student desires to extend the leave of absence, the same procedure must be repeated. A leave of absence will not be granted for more than two academic years.
Students who do not obtain an approved leave of absence prior to interrupting their enrollment may be terminated from their degree or certificate program or held to new requirements if they are subsequently readmitted.
Students whose leave of absence has expired and who have not yet notified the Dean of Students of their intent to resume studies and who have not yet registered for the following term will be placed on inactive status. Students who are placed on inactive status must apply for readmission.
A student is eligible to request a leave of absence from a degree or certificate program only after having completed at least one semester of study at Cherry Hill Seminary. Upon expiration of the leave of absence, a student must notify the Dean of Students in writing of his or her intent to resume their studies at CHS no later than two weeks prior to the start of the next semester. Submitting this form will serve as a written request. If for any reason you do not receive a response by the Dean of Students within ten (10) days, please contact the office at CHS@cherryhillseminary.org.