After admission, students must be enrolled at UH Manoa every fall and spring semester for at least course work, thesis, dissertation, or research credit. Students graduating in summer must be enrolled in at least one session. Students who are neither enrolled nor on approved leaves of absence will be regarded as withdrawn from their degree programs. They will be required to apply for readmission in accordance with established regulations if they wish to resume their studies.
Leave of Absence
A leave of absence for a period of time no longer than one calendar year may be granted to currently enrolled students in good standing (minimum GPA of 3.0) after (1) completion of at least one semester of course work relevant to the degree as a classified graduate student, and (2) upon recommendation of the chair of the graduate program and approval by Graduate Education. The date of return from a leave must be set at the time the leave is requested. Forms are available on the website.
Students must withdraw from courses if requesting a leave of absence. Students not returning from leave on time will be required to petition for readmission to UH Manoa in accordance with the established regulations. Students who are readmitted will be subject to the degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
Students on approved leave do not pay tuition or fees. No leave should be requested if the student will be using UH Manoa facilities or faculty or staff services. Time on approved leave is not counted against the seven-year limit for completion of degree programs.
Students on probation are not granted an approved leave of absence.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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