Taking Time Off from CC

A student may decide to take time away from their studies at Colorado College for many different reasons. These might include pursuing a personal, professional or volunteer opportunity, recovering from a health concern, or assisting in a family matter at home that requires the student’s attention. In any of these cases, students must be in close communication with the Advising Hub so that the College is aware of the student’s intent, and so that Hub advisors can ensure that students understand the policies and impacts of taking time away from CC. There are three types of leave that occur at Colorado College:


All students at CC are allowed to take one block off per semester and maintain full-time student status. However, taking a block off is not automatic and students must be granted permission from their Hub advisor. To initiate this process, students should:

  1. Review the Single Block Off Policies and Procedures
  2. Complete a Block Off Request form (note: you will need to login using your CC credentials)
  3. A student's Hub advisor will then review and approve or deny the request within two business days. An email with the outcome and next steps will be sent to the student's CC email address.

When taking a single block off, please be aware of the following:

  • Blocks off are only approved if the Block Off Request form is submitted on or before 5PM (MT) of the second Tuesday of the block requested. Requests made after this time are automatically denied.
  • Students enrolled in three or more blocks per semester are full-time students and must still pay a full semester of tuition, room and board, and fees. There is no refund for taking a block off. 


A Leave of Absence (LOA) is defined as taking two or more blocks off within a single semester. Students wishing to take a LOA must be granted permission from their Hub advisor. To initiate this process, students should:

  1. Review the Leave of Absence Policies and Procedures
  2. Complete the Leave of Absence Request form
  3. The student will then be contacted by their Hub advisor within two business days to schedule an exit interview with the student.
    • If you need more immediate help, please also email your Hub advisor.
  4. After meeting with the student, the Hub advisor will approve or deny the student's leave request.


All students permanently withdrawing from the College (e.g., transferring to another institution) are required to schedule an exit interview with Kieran Bennett. Until a student has officially withdrawn, completed the necessary paperwork, and received written authorization from the Hub, no refund of the general obligation deposit will be considered.

To receive a refund, a student must give notice of withdrawal by November 1 for Spring Semester. For Fall Semester, to receive a refund a student must give preliminary notice of withdrawal by March 1; final notice must be given by June 15.
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