Approved Break Policies

Students Returning Within the Same Semester

Students needing to withdraw from all courses may do so without formally withdrawing from the University provided the student intends to return for the second session/module of the same semester or payment period.

The course letter grade will be included in the calculation of the student’s program grade point average (PGPA). A student who withdraws from a course does not get a tuition reduction. If a student completely withdraws from the University, the tuition reduction (if any) will conform to the refund policy of the University.

A Confirmation of Return Form is required prior to the 14th day after the students last date of attendance. Please refer to the Academic Department to obtain information on eligibility to make this type of request.

Graduate Nursing Student Temporary Academic Absence

Graduate nursing students who do not intend to return in the next term or semester may do so without formally withdrawing from the University provided the student intends to return to complete their graduate program. This absence does not stop the clock on the graduation time limit established for each graduate program. To activate a Temporary Academic Absence, an Intent to Return Form must be submitted to the Graduate Program Advisor or Dean of Graduate Programs prior to the 14th calendar day after the students last date of attendance.

It is the student’s responsibility to contact Herzing University for pre-registration upon return. Failure to pre-register may result in insufficient space in a required graduate nursing course or delay in the resumption of studies. The student should contact the Graduate Academic Advisor prior to the absence to determine how the student’s financial aid status will be affected by absence. The maximum absence a student may take without being withdrawn from the program is one full semester (two terms) following the semester of the last date of attendance. If the student does not return at the end of the approved period of absence, the student will be withdrawn from the program and must re-apply for program admission under the terms detailed in Readmission Following a Temporary Absence.

Readmission Following a Temporary Absence

Any graduate nursing student who does not return at the end of the approved absence must apply for readmission to the program under the guidelines in effect at the time of application which includes an updated background check. Admission is not guaranteed. A person seeking readmission must complete and submit an application for admission and meet all admission requirements in effect at the time of reentry. Students reapplying will qualify for an application fee waiver. At the time of application for readmission, the previous program may not be accepting any further new students. In that case the student will be required to meet the standards in the new curriculum.

The tuition and fee schedules in effect on the date of reentry will apply.

Resumption of Study

A student who resumes their program following an academic absence, and who attended another college since the last Herzing University enrollment, must submit official transcripts from that institution. Failure to disclose attendance at and submit transcripts from other colleges is grounds for denial of readmission or for dismissal. Resuming students are bound by all Herzing University policies in effect at the time of re-entry. Returning students should note that course availability may vary, because program requirements may have changed.

The Graduate Program Advisor will assess the returning student’s academic records to determine whether an alternate plan of study is required. Alternate plans may result in additional coursework requirements and tuition obligations. All returning students must be current in their financial obligations to Herzing University prior to resuming studies.

Approved Break - International Student

An international student studying at a Herzing University campus on an F1 student visa may take a break of up to one semester after each full academic year of study (i.e., two semesters) without being withdrawn from the University during the break. A Confirmation to Return Form is required to be completed by the student prior to the break. Refer to the Academic Department to obtain information on eligibility to make this type of request. If the student does not return to study by the beginning of the following semester, he/she will be withdrawn from the University.

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