Students may find it necessary to interrupt progress during their course of study, leave the university and decide to return at a later date. Students who leave the university in good standing and are absent no more than ten consecutive sessions do not need to reapply, retain the program requirements of their designated catalog year, and will be able to register for classes as normal. Students whose designated catalog year is 2009-2010 or prior will be granted a Chapman University diploma.
Veterans receiving an honorable discharge, who left in order to perform military services, will be readmitted with the same academic status he or she had when last in attendance. The length of absence from the university cannot exceed five years.
The university may require students to adopt the catalog year program requirements at the time of their return if a program has become impacted or changed by external regulatory agencies.
If students take coursework during their absence from the university, they must provide transcripts of that coursework to the Registrar's Office prior to their return. Non-satisfactory performance or issues of academic integrity may nullify the students' eligibility to return.
Students who are absent more than ten consecutive sessions are required to submit a full Application for Admission and must meet all current admission entrance requirements.
Withdrawal occurs when a student drops all courses they’re enrolled in during a session or a term.
To withdraw from the university you’ll need to:
- Drop all classes in which you are currently enrolled through WebAdvisor.
- Students receiving financial aid or loans must complete Loan Exit Counseling with the Financial Aid Office.
- Contact the Business Office to review your account. Refunds are based on the university’s Tuition Refund Schedule.