Leave of Absence (Graduate)

Students may request a single 30-day leave of absence, or for an extended period, up to a total of 2 years, under truly extraordinary circumstances during their attendance at Soka University of America to meet individual needs for emergencies.

A meeting with the Program Director is required before, if at all possible, or after the leave to develop a revised academic program schedule for the student.

If the student leaves the program for more than 2 years, they will be considered to be withdrawn. If a student withdraws from the program and wishes to re-enroll, the student should re-apply. If the decision is to re-admit, the student will be charged a re-enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition and fees.