A few things to know before skipping a semester. Be sure to check our Leave of Absence policy to make sure you don't run into any problems when you return:
- You have to be a BYU day-time eligible student [DC-Day Continuing]. Check your registration eligibility on the 'Register' tab in MyMAP.
- You can take a Leave of Absence for one major semester (fall or winter) per academic year without notifying the university as long as you come back to school the next major semester. An academic year begins with fall semester and continues through the next summer term. Since spring and summer enrollments are not major semesters, they are not considered a leave of absence if you do not enroll.
- No paperwork is required to take a leave of absence (unless you discontinue after the add/drop deadline). Just plan on returning and registering for the major semester (fall/winter) following your leave of absence.
- Review Special Restrictions to be sure you won't be required to reapply to the university if you take-off a semester.