If you are interested in participating in a non-Colgate off-campus study program, you must first be approved for an Academic Leave of Absence (ALOA). We try very hard to approve academic leaves that will enable students to deepen their liberal arts education with course work sponsored by other institutions. Nonetheless, the university needs to balance enrollments across both semesters, and we therefore reserve the right to regulate the number of students who are granted fall or spring leaves.
Students should discuss projected academic leaves of absence with their faculty advisers and with an adviser in the off-campus study office, considering options for both fall and spring terms. Additional factors under consideration for an academic leave of absence include: the student’s overall grade point average, his/her level of preparation for the intended program, and the quality of the Academic Leave of Absence Application.
If you are interested in participating in one of our own study groups, please review the procedures for applying to a Colgate study group