Leave of Absence

Preparing for a leave of absence

You may be allowed to take a leave of absence from your program (not enroll in classes for a semester or more) and depart the United States. However, you will need to complete the “Student Exit Form” on Atlas before your leave begins.

If you have questions about how your absence will affect your status at IU, or if you wish to discuss your plans in greater detail, you may call OIS (812-855-9086) to make an appointment with an advisor or email an advisor at ois@iu.edu.

Starting a leave of absence

When you start a leave of absence, we have to terminate your SEVIS record. This means that need to leave the United States (or possibly change to a different status).