1. A student may choose to take time away for medical, psychological, or personal reasons. Such leaves require the approval of the Dean of Students following consultation with the college physicians or psychologists when appropriate. Following two consecutive semesters of personal leave, the student will be withdrawn from the College unless the student seeks and obtains permission from the Dean of Students for one further semester of personal leave.
2. A student may choose to spend a semester or year away from campus for an approved program of study elsewhere. Concerning approval, see section VIII, transfer credit and study abroad.
3. A student may choose to withdraw from Davidson College. If the voluntary withdrawal occurs after the end of the second week of a semester, the transcript record preserves the courses for which the student had registered with the grade of “WA” (Authorized Withdrawal) recorded unless a possible disciplinary action is pending. Any student who withdraws is eligible to apply later for readmission, but there is no guarantee of readmission, the timing of which is determined by the Dean of Students.
4. All withdrawals, voluntary or involuntary, are processed through the Office of the Dean of Students. The Business Services Office shall inform students of all financial adjustments and/or obligations related to withdrawal actions, voluntary or involuntary.