Student Classification [Top]
In the case of students transferring to the university,
or students who have been on leave and missed two or more semesters,
classification will be determined by the student’s academic advising office when the
student returns to the university. If, for example, a student was on
leave of absence for an entire academic year, the advising office would
assign the student to a cohort one year behind the student’s original
Students are required to register with their cohort, not on the basis of total credits or expected date of graduation. Plans to graduate early are not grounds for registering before a student’s cohort. If a student with early graduation clearance is closed out of a required course for the major, the student may petition the department offering the course for approval to add the course. The decision rests with the department.
Students who fail to return to the university when expected will be considered
to have withdrawn from the university.
Credit for courses earned while on leave will not
be transferred to the student’s Hopkins record without prior approval from the student’s
Peabody double degree students may request a leave of absence from the double degree program, but they cannot be granted leaves from only the Homewood or Peabody portion of the program.
Withdrawal from the University
A student who withdraws from the university after the end of the eighth
week of the semester, which is the final date for withdrawing from classes,
will receive the grades that are reported by their instructors. These
may be failing grades because of the work missed by the student.
Students who withdraw from the university during the first eight weeks
of the semester may be eligible for a partial tuition refund. See Tuition
Refund Policy for refund information.
An enrolled student who leaves the university without notice, or who fails to register by the second week of the semester, may be considered to have withdrawn from the university if they do not inform the university of their intent to return and request a leave of absence. Parents or guardians will be notified in this case. Students who voluntarily withdraw from the university must meet the requirements for transfer students if they seek readmission. They must complete a minimum of two full years (four consecutive semesters) at the university.