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Withdrawal or Leave of Absence

Students have the option to withdraw from a course, complete a withdrawal from the university and request a leave of absence. Students are advised to review the Withdrawal Policy prior to taking any of these actions.

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To Withdraw from a Class:

Campus Connect > Academics > Enroll > Drop

To Withdraw from the University:

Campus Connect > Academics > Withdrawal/Leave of Absence

  • Students wishing to permanently withdraw from DePaul University must fill out an online form through Campus Connect. Simply ceasing to attend, or notifying the instructor, or nonpayment of tuition, does not constitute an authorized withdrawal and may result in academic as well as financial penalty.
  • Please note that you will need to drop your classes before you can complete your request.
  • After submitting the online form, a confirmation of your permanent withdrawal will be emailed to you. The email will include any additional steps you may need to take to complete your withdrawal from the university.

To Request a Leave of Absence:

Campus Connect > Academics > Withdrawal/Leave of Absence

  • All students who have completed at least one term at DePaul are eligible to request a leave of absence, up to three consecutive terms, during their student career.
  • Please note that if you are enrolled in classes for the term you are requesting a leave, you will need to drop your classes before you can complete your request.
  • When completing the online form, you will be prompted to select the term you plan to return. If you are unsure of your return date, choose the next available term for this request. If you need to adjust the length of your leave, contact DePaul Central.
  • After submitting the form, a confirmation of your leave of absence request will be emailed to you. The confirmation will indicate the dates you will be on leave, as well as any additional steps you may need to take to complete your leave of absence request.
  • When you are ready to return from your leave, no additional action is required. Once registration is open, you will be able to enroll in classes for the term you selected for your return.
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