A leave of absence (LOA) should be requested in a written petition to the Dean. The petition should state the reason for which the leave is desired and should specify the period of the leave. The leave should not exceed one year but may be renewed for at most another year. When not taken in two (2) successive years, the aggregate LOA should not exceed two (2) years.
A student who needs to go on leave of absence (LOA) beyond the allowable period of two years should be advised to apply for an honorable dismissal without prejudice to readmission.
For leave of absence availed of during the second half of the semester, the faculty members concerned shall be required to indicate the class standing of the student (passing or failing) at the time of application of the leave. No application for the leave of absence shall be approved without indicating the student’s class standing by the instructors concerned. This, however, should not be entered in the official Report of Grades.
If the student withdraws after 3/4 of the total number of hours prescribed for the coursehas already elapsed, his instructor may give him a grade of 5.0 if his class standing up to the time of his withdrawal was below 3.0.
A student who withdraws from the college without formal leave of absence shall have his registration privileges curtailed or entirely withdrawn.
Take note: A student cannot remove grades of 4.0 or Inc. while on LOA.
The student should pay student loan, if any, before going on LOA. Students who have Student Disciplinary Tribunal cases or are suspended from the University are not allowed to go on LOA.