Student Success

Leaving and Returning to Emerson

Student Success

Thinking about taking time off or leaving Emerson permanently? Let us help before you decide to take a leave of absence or withdraw from the College. When you’re ready to return, we’ll be here for you.

A leave of absence is a temporary break in enrollment, while a withdrawal is the decision to leave Emerson permanently. Whether you've already made a decision or are just considering options, we'll talk through the choices and help you with the process should you decide to take time away.

Our staff is here to discuss the implications and process associated with taking a Leave of Absence or withdrawing. It is highly recommended that you speak with someone before completing the form to make sure you are aware of the consequences and your responsibilities when taking a leave.

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