If you need to take away time from UC Davis for Academic, Financial, Medical, Personal or other reasons, there are two options. Please consult with your BASC academic advisor before choosing one of these options:
1. Withdraw from the university with an undetermined time for return; or
2. Apply for the Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP).
Withdrawal is an immediate break in registration and can happen during the quarter. Returning to Davis requires an application for readmission. Check the Office of the Registrar or their website for withdrawal deadlines. If your academic status is “not in good standing” when you withdraw, you will remain in “not in good standing” upon return and will be receive a academic contract to return to “good standing” the quarter following your return. Dismissal will override withdrawal, so do not think that if you withdraw that you will not be dismissed. You must meet with an advisor if you are on academic probation and considering withdrawal.
The Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) allows any continuing registered undergraduate student to temporarily suspend academic work at UC Davis. Undergraduates may take one such leave during their academic career at UC Davis and that leave is limited to one quarter in duration. The deadline for PELP is the 10th day of instruction. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar for more on the PELP option. Students that are Subject to Disqualification and choose to PELP the following quarter are still required to follow the BASC Subject to Disqualification process.