APPROVED: DSC 12/08/03; DTF 3/04/04
The student cohort is an integral feature of the doctoral program in Educational Leadership. Once admitted, students are expected to matriculate with the other members of their cohort and to observe the policy on continuous enrollment.
In the event of personal hardship, a student may request a leave of absence from the program for a specified period of time. To officially withdraw from all classes and thereby from the university, or to not register in a given semester without loss of student status, doctoral students must obtain prior approval of the faculty sponsor/faculty research mentor and the Doctoral Program Director.
Any extension of an approved leave of absence, whether before or after admission to candidacy, requires prior approval of the student's faculty sponsor/research mentor and the Doctoral Program Director.
If a student is approved for a leave of absence, then the student must enroll in the common course work with a subsequent cohort and maintain continuous progress with that group.