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Skidmore College
Office of Academic Advising

Leaves of Absence

Skidmore in the fall

Please use the forms listed below to petition for a leave of absence from the College or for a readmission after a withdrawal or disqualification. If you have any questions about completing the forms, do not hesitate to contact our office at or 518-580-5720.

  • Personal Leave of Absence Application  (Revised 9/15)
    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 plan early and consult closely with their faculty advisor. We recommend that students considering this apply for their leave by April 15 for programs that begin in the fall or November 15 for programs that begin in the spring.
  • Medical Leave of Absence Application 
  • Refund information (Bursar's Office)
    • Return from Medical Leave application
      • To return for Summer 2020, the application deadline is no later than May 1, 2020.
      • To return for Fall 2020, the application deadline is no later than July 15, 2020. 
  • Application for Readmission (for students who voluntarily withdrew, were administratively withdrawn, or were previously disqualified from study at the college).