Withdrawing (Temporary or Permanent)
Students considering time away from graduate study must communicate with the University prior to taking time off from the graduate program and fill out the appropriate paperwork. There are two types of withdrawals: temporary and permanent. Regardless of withdrawal type, the first step for students enrolled in courses is to officially drop courses.
Students planning to resume studies at the University of Denver may qualify for a temporary withdrawal. This type of withdrawal includes personal and medical leaves. The approved Leave of Absence form must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies prior to leave. JD students in the Sturm College of Law, students in the Daniels College of Business, MSW students in the Graduate School of Social Work, and students in University College return the form to the college's student service office instead of the Office of Graduate Studies.
Students wishing to discontinue graduate study must communicate the decision to permanently withdraw from the graduate program in writing to the University.