Any full- or part-time traditional student in good academic standing may apply to the Director of Records and Registration for a leave of absence, should one's degree program need to be interrupted for a legitimate reason. A leave of absence may be granted for one full academic year or two consecutive semesters (not including summer terms). The student's files will remain active in the Office of Records and Registration for one year. At the end of the leave of absence period, the student must notify Records and Registration of his or her intention to register. Application through Admission is not required. The student on leave also may take advantage of early registration along with regularly enrolled students. A student on leave does not qualify for special monetary loans or grants or other special arrangements which presuppose the status of a regular student.