Graduate Academic Policies

Academic Dishonesty

Academic Standing

Capstone Options in the Master of Science Degrees

College Calendar and Final Examinations and Projects

Course and Grade Related Policies

Graduation/Degree Related Policies

Leaving/Withdrawing From the College

Military Leave
Students will be allowed to take a military leave from the College without penalty. Students will receive a 100 percent tuition refund (less any financial aid which may have been received for the term) upon presenting an original copy of their military orders for active duty to the Office of the Registrar.

Alternatively, extension (INC) grades with no tuition reimbursement may be more appropriate when the call for active military duty comes near the end of the semester/session. Students taking military leave should complete the leave of absence form.

Leave of Absence
Students experiencing medical, personal or professional challenges may take a voluntary leave of absence for up to two consecutive semesters (e.g. fall, spring, summer) after consultation with their Academic Advisor (if not available, contact the Associate Director of Graduate Student Services). In order to be granted a leave of absence, the student must complete a leave of absence form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

Students planning a leave from the institution should check with Student Accounts and Office of Student Financial Planning regarding all financial policies and procedures.

Students who wish to take a leave of absence after registering for courses must officially drop or withdraw from the courses in addition to completing the leave of absence form. Students should consult the policy on course withdrawal and tuition reimbursement.

During this time, students should not study at another college if they plan to return to Lasell and complete their degree. Students on leaves of absence should be in contact with their Academic Advisor and the Office of Student Accounts.

College Withdrawal
Any student wishing to withdraw from the College should speak with his or her academic advisor to explore the possible alternatives. If withdrawal is a student's final decision, the student should complete a College Withdrawal Form (see Course Withdrawal policy in this document). The student will be asked to speak with various professional staff from Student Financial Planning and Student Accounts as part of the withdrawal process. Students wishing to return to the College after a withdrawal must reapply. Please see the Readmission section of the Graduate Academic Policies in this Catalog.

Administrative Withdrawal: Students who have not officially been granted a leave of absence and who fail to register for courses over two consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer) will be administratively withdrawn from the College. Students can also be administratively withdrawn for financial reasons. Students wishing to return to the program after being administratively withdrawn should refer to the Readmission Policy in this document.

Returning to the College requires an application for readmission to the Office of the Registrar. Students must provide an account of what they have done since leaving Lasell, a clear explanation of why they wish to return and why they feel they will be successful at this point in completing their education.

Applications for readmission are reviewed on a case by case basis by the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, who consults with a committee convened for this purpose. Students reapplying to the program are informed in writing of the committee's decision regarding their reapplication.
Students who withdraw in good academic standing are welcome to reapply at any time.

Other Policies

Student's Responsibility

Student Rights and Responsibilities