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Leaves of Absence

If you are interested in taking a leave of absence from Columbia, your first step should be to speak with your Advising Dean in the CSA. Your adviser will be able to discuss the various types of leaves and help you assess if a leave would be beneficial for you.

Students take leaves of absence from Columbia for a variety of reasons. For more information about the length of time you can be away, tuition, financial aid, housing, and health insurance, and about procedures for returning from a leave, review our FAQs for Voluntary Leaves and our Medical Leave and Readmission Policies and Procedures.


James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours (Sept-May)
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.