Under specific circumstances, particularly related to short-term military, medical, bereavement, and parenting leaves, a student who is actively enrolled in Relay (i.e., has attended classes) may consider taking what is considered a short-term leave of absence, where they work with their advisor to remain enrolled for a short period of time and while receiving support around attendance and due dates. During this time, a student remains enrolled and keeps up with coursework (e.g., complete online coursework) while being excused from synchronous/in-person classes for a short period of time. This must be approved by the advisor and the instructional leader (e.g., dean, department chair, etc.), as well as a certification officer/director, if applicable. Due to specific state and/or program requirements, students may not be eligible for a short-term leave of absence.
Please note, if a student is enrolled in a Capstone course (e.g., SGA-314, SGA-315, TEL-511, TEL-514, TEL-522, TEL-526), they must also work with their advisor to create a plan that aligns with the anticipated absences.
If approved for a short term LoA, students will work with their advisor and certification officer/director to create a flexible academic plan of excused absences and extensions (if needed) for the current term. If a student is unable to meet the requirements of the short-term leave of absence (e.g., meet extension dates and successfully complete coursework), they should immediately work with their advisor to discuss options to prevent them from being administratively withdrawn or dismissed from Relay.
If a student is unable to complete coursework by the end of the term, they must request and receive approval for an incomplete from the professor in order to complete coursework at a later date or they will receive the standing grade in the course.
If a student fails a course, they must retake and pay for the course in the next term it is offered to meet program completion requirements.