Leave of Absence
A Leave of Absence (LOA) is a period of time in which a degree program student is not attending classes. Students must complete a Leave of Absence form and submit it to the Registrar, by the end of the Add/Drop period in the semester in which the Leave begins. Students who wish to take a Leave of Absence should first meet with an Academic Advisor and a representative from the Practice department, in order to assess the implications that taking a leave would have on their progress. Students who receive financial aid must also contact the Financial Aid Office to assess their options and obligations. Leave of Absence forms are valid for one semester only. A new form must be completed before each additional semester of leave. A maximum leave of four consecutive semesters is allowed in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students who wish to return after five or more consecutive semesters away from the BAC will need to be readmitted by the Admissions office.
While on a leave of absence students are responsible for the timely submission of their online Practice Report and Practice Registration Form at the end of each semester. Students who have accumulated more than a total of two semesters of leaves of absence at any point during their matriculated status at the BAC must obtain additional approval for any online Practice Hours submission. The approval process for these hours begins by completing a Prior Practice Learning Application and meeting with the Dean of Practice for approval of the submitted hours.
Students who wish to withdraw from all of their courses in a semester must complete and submit a Full Withdrawal Form by the 11th week of classes, making certain to check the "Semester" withdrawal box. For MDS students the withdrawal schedule is as follows: "Intensive" courses by the end of the last day of the "intensive week", 15-week online courses by the end of the eleventh (11th) week of the course, 8-week online courses (first and second session) by the end of the fifth (5th) week of the course.
Refunds are administered according to the Bursar's Refund Schedule. The amount of the refund is contingent upon the date that written notice is received by the Registrar or Advising Services. Students who have received financial aid while at the BAC must also contact the Financial Aid Office regarding an exit interview concerning their rights and responsibilities as student loan borrowers.
Withdrawal from the BAC
Students who wish to discontinue their active student status from the BAC at the end of the semester must notify the Registrar in writing using the Full Withdrawal form. Please note that this form will require an Advisors signature prior to submission to the Registrar. Note that this is the same form as is used for an In-semester Full-withdrawal; students should select the appropriate checkbox on the top of the form to specify which they are doing when completing the form. Students who permanently withdraw from the BAC will need to be readmitted should they wish to enroll again.