Planned Educational Leave

A planned educational leave is a documented leave of absence permitted to a student by the University under specific circumstances. You may petition for a planned educational leave to pursue education related activities which will enhance the prospect of successful completion of your academic program, but do not require enrollment at Cal State East Bay or any other institution of higher education.

Students who are unable to enroll due to compulsory military service, or because of a documented disability, or because of pregnancy may apply for a leave of absence. Students should be in good academic standing in a program leading to a degree.

Leave Approval

A planned educational leave may be for a period of up to a total of two years (eight consecutive terms) if you are enrolled in a program leading to a degree. The leave must be approved by your faculty advisor or department chair, and also approved by the Office of the Registrar.

If approved, you will retain graduation University Catalog rights and may enroll as a continuing student, provided you return and enroll in the same major for the quarter indicated. Applications must be received in advance of, and approved before an official leave can begin. If you return from your leave earlier than you had planned, you must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing.

Student’s Responsibility

Failure to return from a planned educational leave during the quarter indicated means loss of University Catalog rights, and you will be required to apply for readmission and pay an application fee. Download the Planned Educational Leave Form and follow the instructions found on the form.


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