For various reasons, students may choose to change their status with the University.
Leave of Absence
A student may be granted a leave of absence from the day colleges upon application to the appropriate Dean no later than the last day to add or drop a course. The leave of absence will be granted for one semester and may be renewed once.
While a student is on an official Leave of Absence, federally funded loans will not be subject to repayment.
A student may not take classes at another institution and transfer those credits back to Saint Joseph’s University while on a Leave of Absence.
In making this decision, a student should consult with his/her academic advisor. A Leave must be approved by the Academic Dean. A continuing registration fee is charged for each semester of leave.
Withdrawal from all Classes
A student wishing to withdraw from all classes must do so within the withdraw period, which ends two weeks after the end of the quarter.
When a student withdrawals from all classes he / she is still considered an active student for the semester of the withdrawal.
In making this decision, a student should consult with his/her academic advisor. The Academic Dean in Arts & Sciences or the Advising Center in HSB will coordinate with the Registrar’s office to process the withdrawal from all courses.
Withdrawal from the University
To officially withdraw from Saint Joseph's University a student is required to meet with the Office of Student Success to complete the exit process.