Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals

The Center for Student Success processes leaves of absence and withdrawals for undergraduate students.

Due to COVID-19, we have transitioned to remote operations. Please email css@sandiego.edu for all questions related to Leave of Absence and Withdrawals. We will respond to you via email within our typical response time of 24-48 business hours.

  • Students planning to take a semester(s) off and returning to USD should request a leave of absence.
  • Students no longer planning on taking classes at USD should request a withdrawal.

The CSS does not assist with medical leaves of absence or graduate student leaves or withdrawals.  More information about these options is below:

Additionally, incoming students who would like to defer enrollment or decline their acceptance from USD must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Contact the Center for Student Success

For questions regarding undergraduate student leaves and withdrawals, please contact the Center for Student Success between Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (619) 260-5995
Email: css@sandiego.edu