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Skidmore College
Office of Academic Advising

Leaves of Absence

Please use the forms listed below to request a personal or medical leave of absence from the College for a semester or academic year. The return from medical leave application is also included below but will be sent to students by email and mail as well. Students who were withdrawn or academically disqualified from the college and are looking for readmission can find that form here.

Completed leave applications should be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising, Your signature on the application form indicates that you have read and understand the policies related to a leave. If you have any questions about completing the forms or any part of the leave process, please do not hesitate to contact our office at or 518-580-5720. Leave applications approved prior to the second day of classes are eligible for a 100% refund; more detailed information about the tuition refund plan is available from the Bursar's office (link includes leave/withdrawal timing and refund/liability schedule). 

  • Personal Leave of Absence Application  
    Please note: Students who are planning a personal leave of absence to take a full-time course load at another accredited US institution as a part of their academic program should consult closely with their faculty advisor. 

  • Medical Leave of Absence Application 

  • Return from Medical Leave application
      • Students planning to return to campus for Fall 2021 courses must submit the completed Fall Return from Medical Leave application no later thanDecember 10th.
        The Spring 2022 return application form is available here.

        If you have questions about about any of these applications or processes, please reach ou to us at or at 518-580-5720.