Time Away from Stanford: Leave, Withdraw, Return
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If you need to request time away from your Stanford studies, access these resources. Find information and how-to instructions regarding leaves of absence (and returning early from a leave), as well as withdrawing from a Stanford degree program (or requesting reinstatement).
Leave of Absence
Learn how to take a leave of absence, submit your requests, and extend or return early from your leave.
Special Registration Statuses
Adjust your enrollment requirements and take fewer units than what is required by requesting a special registration status.
• Withdraw from a Degree Program
Were you looking for information about withdrawing from a class?
Discontinued this term
• Leave of Absence Petition for Discontinued Students
Discontinued prior term