Emergency Leaves

Emergency Leaves allow students to take an unplanned leave of absence to address pressing personal (non-medical and non-psychological) and family issues. Emergency leaves may last up to 18 months although most are much shorter. To help you have an impactful time away, we have created a Leave of Absence Information Checklist to review with your dean as you make plans to take your leave of absence. 

Students on emergency leave are expected to be taking time away from academics but in some circumstances it might make sense for them to take courses as a guest student at another institution at home during their leave. They should consult our transfer credit policy and may apply to transfer up to two Bryn Mawr units per semester away. If you take coursework during your time away and would like to receive transfer credit, please complete Transfer Credit Approval Application and the Registrar's Office will be in touch with you regarding whether the coursework is eligible for transfer credit. 

To return from emergency leave, a student must submit a re-enrollment application that will be reviewed by the Re-Enrollment Committee.

Before embarking on a leave, students with an F-1 visa must notify the Director of International Student and Scholar Services to update their immigration records and avoid compromising their eligibility to return to the U.S.


Contact Us

Office of Academic Support

Office of Academic Support
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
Phone: 610-526-5375