Leave of Absence Program

Creighton’s Leave of Absence Program is a planned interruption in a student’s formal education. It is designed for full-time undergraduate students in good standing (cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above). In this program the student voluntarily steps out of college for a specified period of time for one or two semesters. A student who elects this program may do so to re-evaluate their educational goals, earn additional money for their educational expenses, travel, receive medical procedures that would debilitate them from completing a full academic semester, and/or gain other practical experiences not available on campus. The program is not intended for students who wish to temporarily attend another college or university.

The principal advantage of LOAP is that it offers a student the opportunity to leave college temporarily with the assurance that he/she will be able to return and resume his/her studies with a minimum of administrative difficulty. Because the leave is initially approved by the College and officially recognized as a leave of absence, the student is able to be away from the College and still maintain a close tie with it.

Students in this program are considered “on leave” by the University and will not be classified as enrolled students; however, they will be eligible for services of the Career Planning and Placement Center and limited use of library facilities.

Military Leave Policy

Creighton University supports a student who is a member, or who parents a dependent child with a spouse who is a member, of a military reserve unit or the National Guard and is called into active military service by the United States. To assist him/her to maintain his/her status as Creighton student, the University has adopted guidelines.

Readmission of Former Students

Students previously enrolled who have been out of school for at least one full semester must make formal application for readmission. See full Readmission of Former Students policy.