Students who need to take a leave of absence during the term may obtain the Leave of absence request form and then receive written approval from each of their instructors. Then the student must discuss the petition with a counselor and obtain their signature, as well as the signature of the vice president
of student services. A leave of absence is limited to 10 instructional days. Instructors may drop students who have been absent for more than the equivalent of two weeks of instruction without an approved leave of absence.