Leave of Absence and Withdrawals

For various reasons, students sometimes find it necessary or desirable to interrupt their enrollment at Allegheny College. Review the details of the Leave of Absence and Withdrawal from the college policy on the Academic Bulletin page here

If a student is considering this they should contact their  Class Dean (if you are unsure who your class dean is please reach out to studentsuccess@allegheny.edu).  Once you meet with your Class Dean they will walk you through the steps that need to be completed.  

Returning from a Leave

Procedure for returning from a Leave
  1. If a student is initiating their return from leave Contact Student Success (studentsuccess@allegheny.edu) or your Class Dean.
  2. Schedule a meeting with your Class Dean (or designee) usually by phone or video call.
  3. Class Dean (or designee) will work with students to complete the necessary steps for returning to Allegheny.

The form for taking a Leave or Withdrawing from Allegheny can be found at this link.  If you have questions about this process please reach out to the Center for Student Success at 814-332-2898 or