Before submitting this form students are highly encouraged to read the LOA/W policy and meet with Academic Advising and Student Financial Services at the One Stop to understand the academic and financial implications of withdrawing from the college. You may contact Academic Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org and Student Financial Services at email@example.com. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of how financial aid, loans and scholarships are affected by the date that you withdraw during the semester and it is highly recommended that you speak with a counselor in Student Financial Services to understand how your leave of absence of withdrawal will affect your financial obligations to the College.
Your submission will be reviewed by the Registration and Records Office to verify your academic standing and last date of attendance. Your major department will also receive a copy of your LOA/W submission.
We understand that this is a major decision and we are here to assist you. For any questions or concerns please contact the One Stop at 310-665-6999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: F-1 International students are required to meet with the PDSO to discuss how a withdrawal affects their visa status. Schedule an appointment with International Advising here.
Note: F-1 students must meet with the PDSO and request a withdrawal if they need to take time away from Otis College. Your request will not be approved until after you have met or discussed your withdrawal request with the PDSO.
Please schedule an appointment with the PDSO before continuing to fill out this form. Schedule an appointment here.
Note: Students on Academic Probation are not eligible to take a Leave of Absence. Students can verify Academic Status by checking Degree Works.
A student on Academic Probation who needs to take time away from the college must request a withdrawal. Students who apply for a Leave of Absence and are not in good academic standing will be Withdrawn from the College.
Please keep in mind that students who withdraw from Otis College, but plan to return must apply for readmission. Readmission to Otis College is not guaranteed, nor is there a guarantee of continuation in the major of choice. Certain majors may be at capacity during your anticipated return semester, as a result, you may be placed on a wait-list pending approval of your application. For further information regarding the wait-list process, contact Academic Advising at email@example.com
Note: The last date of attendance will be verified by the Registration and Records Office.
Tuition and fees will be refunded based on the published refund policy. Housing fees will be refunded based on the published housing refund policy. Financial aid recipients must meet with Student Financial Services (SFS) to complete the necessary exit interview and be advised on the effect a Leave of Absence will have on their financial aid eligibility and/or loan repayment. If you received an Otis Scholarship, you may be required to return the amount received back to Otis College. SFS will access a student's account and if a balance is due, after the LOA/W is approved, student will be required to pay any amount owed to Otis College. Refer to the LOA/W Policy for further information, or contact SFS at 310-665-6999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Address indicated here will be used to issue a refund, if a refund is due, by paper check after LOA/W is approved. If you are approved for a leave of absence or withdrawal prior to the start date of the upcoming semester, and you already made payment towards the upcoming semester, a refund will be issued to you by paper check after LOA/W is approved. Allow 10 business days for processing and additional time for shipment. If you are approved for a leave of absence or withdrawal after the start date of the semester, please refer to the Otis's College Tuition Refund Policy.
Note: If you have the Otis College Student Health Insurance Plan, taking a leave of absence/withdrawing will affect your coverage.
The school's insurance plan covers you each semester that you are enrolled. Should your matriculation continue into the next semester, your coverage will also continue. If you do not enroll, or take a leave of absence less than 30 days into the next semester, your insurance will be terminated (end) the last day of coverage for your last enrolled semester. For more information, visit the Student Health and Wellness Center website.
Note: Students living in the Otis Housing Program have 72 hours from the submission time of the LOA/Withdrawal form to vacate housing.
Please contact Residence Life and Housing immediately regarding your LOA/Withdrawal at 310-846-2648 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, visit the Residence Life and Housing website.
Note: If your LOA/W is approved, you will be granted a refund based on the last meal date (certain restrictions apply). Please visit the Residence Life and Housing website for complete information.
Students should return from a Leave of Absence/Withdrawal during a semester that aligns with their degree sequence.
Please contact Academic Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
Please keep in mind that students who withdraw from Otis College, but plan to return must apply for readmission. Readmission to Otis College is not guaranteed, nor is there a guarantee of continuation in the major of choice.
Note: Students must receive prior approval from the Academic Advising Office for any off-campus courses. Please contact the Academic Advising Office at email@example.com or by calling 310-665-6999. Failure to receive prior approval may result in enrolling in courses that will not count for transfer credits.