In accordance to the Academic Calendar, students in ‘Good Standing’, for most programs, may take an Academic Leave (time away from UBC studies) of up to one full year or 12 months. Those who choose to take one year off will be automatically assigned an Eligibility to Return (ELTR) status on their account for the following academic year
Example: A student in 'Good Standing' after completing the 2017 Winter Session will automatically be eligible to register in the same program for the 2018 Summer, 2018 Winter, 2019 Summer and 2019 Winter Sessions).
What are the consequences of NOT being in good standing?
Students who have been placed on Academic Probation may be restricted to register in a maximum number of credits in the following term. Please see each Faculty’s academic regulations or contact the Faculty Advising Office for more information.
Which programs require approval for Academic Leave?
Students in cohort-based or limited enrolment programs are required to seek permission for an Academic Leave prior to departing due to limited ability to accommodate leaves in such programs.
However, for all other programs, students are highly encouraged to notify their home Faculty to ensure they understand the implications and next steps/receive advising. Please contact your faculty or school prior to taking an academic leave.