Leave of Absence Policy

Leave of Absence

If you wish to take time away from campus, you should apply for a leave of absence. A leave of absence must be for at least a semester, and may be granted for up to two years.  To apply for leave of absence, you must print and complete the Leave of Absence Form. Once completed, you should submit the form to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs in the Student Center or via email at ga_studentaffairs@bentley.edu

Before applying for leave of absence, please note that:

While on a leave of absence, you will not have access to Bentley’s residence halls, events, or activities.  If you have received a Title IV loan, and your leave lasts more than 120 days, your loan will go into repayment at the end of its grace period.

For more details, please see the Student Handbook.

Withdrawal from the University

If you decide to leave the university permanently, you should fill out the Withdrawal Form. Once the withdrawal process is complete, you are no longer a Bentley student. Should you change your mind after the process is complete, you would need to reapply.  Students must also settle all payments due to the university with Student Financial Services.