Students are expected to be enrolled continuously from their matriculation through graduation. Understanding that unexpected events may occur, the College allows for a student to request a leave
of absence or withdrawal. If a student withdraws from a course during the last five weeks of the semester, the student will receive an F (failure) in the course unless granted a withdrawal for approved medical reasons, i.e. reasons related to the student’s physical or mental health.
At Gettysburg College, there are two types of leave and withdrawal: a voluntary leave or withdrawal and a College-initiated leave or withdrawal. Students are encouraged to consider a voluntary leave before the College imposes an involuntary leave. The types of leave that fall under voluntary and involuntary are described below.
Some material has been adapted from Lehigh University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro.