Taking Time Off/Returning to UCSC

Do you need a break?

Taking Time off From UCSC

Sometimes students choose to take a break from the university for many reasons from the desire to take courses at another institution to personal, family, or medical needs. Depending on one's status, a student may either take a leave of absence or withdraw from the university. If a student needs to withdraw from the university, they will need to apply for readmission to return, so it's important to understand what is involved in the readmission process. Whether or not students need to leave the university in between quarters vs. during the quarter has financial implications and other considerations. Read more below to find out what might apply to you.

Leave of absence or withdrawal (taking time off)

Readmission (returning to UCSC after withdrawing)