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Leaves of Absences

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Leaves of Absences

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Leaves of Absences

When you wish to take a leave of absence due to personal circumstances, or any other reason, you need to fill in the online form on the portal website and submit a printed version to your respective administration office. The maximum permitted period for a general leave of absence is 2 semesters. Students who wish to permanently leave the university must report to the dean.

General Leave of Absence

Application
Period

Unregistered for semester: Within the first quarter of the semester

Registered for semester: Within the first half of the semester

Necessary
Documents

No documents necessary

(For those unable to submit the form online, have it printed and submitted to the administration office)

Pregnancy Leave

Application
Period
At any time between the start and end of the semester
Necessary
Documents
Documents that certify pregnancy or maternity
Additional
Remarks
Applicable only after first three months of birth

Parental Leave

Application
Period
At any time between the start and end of the semester
Necessary
Documents
Copy of resident registration card or family relations certificate
Additional
Remarks
For children under the age of 8, or not yet attending third grade

Entrepreneurial Leave

Application
Period
At any time between the start and end of the semester
Necessary
Documents
Report card, business proposal, business registration certificate (with copy of corporate register), facility lease agreement and copy of insurance certificates
Additional
Remarks
For entrepreneurial ventures unrelated to that of one’s major, one must submit a letter of recommendation

Medical Leave

Application
Period
At any time between the start and end of the semester
Necessary
Documents
Medical certificate from a professional doctor stating that the student is unfit for school and requires treatment for at least 4 weeks
Additional
Remarks
For those who attend more than 75% of classes in the pertinent semester, one must submit a medical certificate stating that he/she is regularly receiving treatments over a prolonged period of time

Military Leaveal Leave

Application
Period
For conscription dates before the end of the semester: Within two weeks before conscription
Necessary
Documents
Notice of conscription, military service certificate
Application
Period
For conscription at the very end of the semester: Subsequent semesters will be considered for military leave
Necessary
Documents
Notice of conscription, military service certificate
Additional
Remarks
If one attends a semester or receives credits during the period of one’s absence, military service leave is nullified
Application Period Necessary Documents Additional Remarks
General Leave of Absence Unregistered for semester: Within the first quarter of the semester
Registered for semester: Within the first half of the semester
No documents necessary
(For those unable to submit the form online, have it printed and submitted to the administration office)
-
Pregnancy Leave At any time between the start and
end of the semester
Documents that certify pregnancy or maternity Applicable only after first three months of birth
Parental Leave Copy of resident registration card or family relations certificate For children under the age of 8, or not yet attending third grade
Entrepreneurial Leave Report card, business proposal, business registration certificate (with copy of corporate register), facility lease agreement and copy of insurance certificates For entrepreneurial ventures unrelated to that of one’s major, one must submit a letter of recommendation
Medical Leave Medical certificate from a professional doctor stating that the student is unfit for school and requires treatment for at least 4 weeks For those who attend more than 75% of classes in the pertinent semester, one must submit a medical certificate stating that he/she is regularly receiving treatments over a prolonged period of time
Military Leave For conscription dates before the end of the semester: Within two weeks before conscription Notice of conscription, military service certificate -
For conscription at the very end of the semester: Subsequent semesters will be considered for military leave If one attends a semester or receives credits during the period of one’s absence, military service leave is nullified

※ Leave of absence for freshmen: Permissible after the start of semester (Mar. 01 or Sept. 01)

Duration

Undergraduate program: 6 semesters (3 semesters for premeds and transfer students)
Master’s program: 4 semesters (College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, College of Law: 6 semesters. MBA: 8 semesters)
Doctoral program: 6 semesters (College of Law: 4 semesters)
Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s program: 10 semesters (College of Dentistry: 6 semesters)
Integrated Master’s and PhD program: 8 semesters
Combined degree: 10 semesters

※ Exceeding the aforementioned durations will result in dismissal.

※ Leaves of absence not included in the allocated durations: Military leave, 2 semesters of pregnancy leave, 4 semesters of maternity leave, 4 semesters of medical leave, and 2 semesters of entrepreneurial leave.

Period for a general leave of absence

Within two semesters (Military leave is mandated by law and thus exempt from this stipulation)

※ If you wish to extend your leave of absence, you must submit a new application form.

Notice
  • If you fail to submit a new application form before the end of your current leave of absence, you will be expelled.
  • Students returning from the military must submit their military service certificate to the administration office within 6 months after completing their service.

Procedure

Login mySNU → Change Student Status → Apply for Leave of Absence
Notice
  • Failure to submit necessary documents will result in cancellation of one’s application for a leave of absence.

Grades & Credits

Grades and credits will be automatically nullified if a student takes leave of absence during the semester. For students taking leave of absence after the end of a semester (e.g. military leave), the grades and credits for that semester will be accredited.

Tuition Fees

Taking a leave of absence without having submitted tuition fees
  • Students are not required to submit tuition fees for the semester.
Taking a leave of absence after having submitted tuition fees
  • Tuition fees for the current semester will be carried on to the next semester (only applicable for students who have not on an extra semester).
  • ※ For those paying tuition fees in installments, leave of absence is possible after full payment

Returning to School

If you are currently on leave of absence, expelled or removed from the register, it is necessary for you to undertake specific procedures in order to re-register. Returning to school will require either: simple re-registering, reversion, reinstatement or readmission. You can only be reinstated or readmitted once during your enrollment. If you were removed from the register because of disciplinary measures, exceeding the maximum number of terms or expulsion, you do not qualify for readmission.

Simple re-registering (Returning Students)

You fall into this category if you are returning from a General Leave of Absence.

Reversion

You fall into this category if you are returning from a Leave of Absence taken after the registration period. You will be exempt of paying the tuition for your returning semester as you have already paid for it before the leave.

Reinstatement

You fall into this category if you were dismissed due to not registering without taking a leave of absence. Reinstatement must take place within one year of your dismissal, and is only possible if the department that you wish to enter has extra space.

Readmission

You fall into this category if you were either expelled or dismissed from the school for reasons other than not registering. You are permitted to re-register only if the department you wish to enter has extra space.

Last updated in 2016