Take a Leave of Absence
Need to take a personal or medical leave of absence from your studies at NYU? As an international student, if you decide to take a leave of absence, withdraw from your program, or are given a suspension, you must contact the OGS immediately to discuss your immediate plans and any plans you may have to return. A personal or medical leave of absence can impact your eligibility for F-1 or J-1 benefits such as CPT, OPT, or Academic Training.
Unless you have a medical condition that requires you to take a full or partial leave, if you will register for even one course during the Fall or Spring semester, you instead need to review how you can get permission to register for a reduced course load.
If you plan to take a leave of absence, review NYU's policy on Leave of Absence and Term/Total Withdrawals to learn more about things you should consider and understand before taking any leave.
Find all the details on how to take and return from a leave of absence depending on your situation:
- Personal Leave of Absence
- This kind of leave includes military duty, or taking a leave for any other personal reason.
- Medical Leave of Absence or Medical Reduced Course Load
- This kind of leave or reduced course load is for any physical or mental health condition for which a health professional advises you to take a full or partial leave from your studies.
- Returning from a Personal Leave of Absence