Graduate Programs /
Adult and Grad Attendance Policies
A leave of absence may be granted to a student who wishes to interrupt, but not permanently discontinue, enrollment at Capital University. To be eligible for a leave of absence, the student must be in good academic, financial and disciplinary standing. Students who have been dismissed for any reason from the University are not eligible to request a leave of absence. Eligible students may take up to one year of academic leave. For students enrolled in Adult and Graduate Education, or for an eight-week modular course or a summer session, a notation of "W" is recorded up through the end of the mid-point of the term. There may be financial aid implications for a student requesting a leave of absence. Please check with the financial aid office to determine any implications. Access the form here.
A student who wishes to withdraw from the university must meet with the Adult and Graduate Education Office to complete the official withdrawal process. If the withdrawal is approved, the student's grade report and transcript will reflect the university withdrawal by recording all "W's" for that semester. The date of withdrawal is the last date of class attendance as verified by the Adult and Graduate Education Office. Any applicable refunds are based on this date. Students who completely withdraw from school may lose a semester of financial aid eligibility or be required to pay back a portion of any financial aid received. Therefore, it is extremely important that students consult with the financial aid office before withdrawing from classes. A notation of "W" will be noted (for each course) on the academic record. Access the form here.
During the first week of classes the instructor is responsible for outlining policy regarding class attendance. The student’s continuation implies acceptance of the policy as outlined by the instructor. In the event of excessive absence in a course, the student’s grade may be lowered. Regular attendance in all scheduled classes and laboratories is considered a student’s responsibility. If a student never attends a class for which he/she is registered as certified by the instructor, the student may be “administratively canceled” from that class on the basis of non-attendance. As this could significantly impact financial aid awards, it is imperative that courses not being attended be officially dropped by the student.