PMP Continuous Enrollment and On-Leave
Requesting On-Leave Status
To maintain matriculated graduate student status at the University, students must be continuously enrolled every quarter on a full-time or part-time basis (with the exception of Summer quarter, which is optional), or must be on official On-Leave status.
You should request On-Leave status if you are not able to be continuously enrolled. Note that the Graduate School requires that students must have completed at least one quarter of graduate study (in matriculated status) to be eligible for On-Leave status. For a given quarter, students can submit the request as early as two weeks prior to the first day of instruction and must submit payment of the non-refundable fee no later than 11:59:59 p.m. PST on the last day of instruction.
On-Leave status allows students to maintain active matriculated graduate student status even if they are not registered for courses. To request On-Leave status you should:
- Discuss the On-Leave situation with the Advising Office.
- Request leave by the 10th day of the quarter through the Graduate School using MyGrad.
- Pre-registered students must officially withdraw via MyUW or the Registration office prior to the first day of the quarter. Registered students are not eligible for on-leave status.
If a student is not registered or is not on official On-Leave status, s/he will be automatically dropped from the University. Leave is granted on a quarterly basis, though the following students may request up to four consecutive quarters of leave at one: PCMI students, military personnel with deployment orders, and some UW Fulbright grantees (with the exception of military personnel with deployment orders, these students will be required to pay the fee for each quarter of leave requested). UW Leave status retains a student's graduate status, and allows a student to use libraries and email accounts, but allows no other University or department services.
A student must be registered for a minimum of 2 credits during the quarter the student graduates.It is the student's responsibility to make sure s/he is on active student status. If there are questions or problems, students should contact the Advising Office.