A student must finish the course within a period of actual residence equivalent to 1.5 times the normal length prescribed for the course. For example, if the student is taking a four-year course, he is allowed 6 years to finish the course.
If the student went on leave of absence (LOA) for one semester, it will not be included in his actual residency. On the other hand, if the student was on absence without leave (AWOL) for one semester, it will be included in the actual residency.
If the student transferred to another college, the semesters he spent in the previous college will be included in his residency in his new college.