Notification of Leave
I have been admitted to USU
I have taken classes at USU or USU Online
A notification of leave is for students who have already completed a semester or more at USU, and then need to take a break.
If you have been admitted to USU and you haven't taken courses at USU or have only taken USU concurrent enrollment (CE) courses, deferral is the process you should use.
Sign into your USU Application Account
Sign into your account and Submit a Notification of Leave.
- If you can't remember your password click the Forgot Password link.
- If you forgot what email you used, our service desk can help you out!
Fill out the Notification of Leave Form
Let us know if and when you plan to return to USU. You can return any time in the next three years unless you withdrew from USU, or if academic suspension or graduation occurred at the conclusion of the previous semester.
Check Your USU Email Regularly
All communications from USU will go to your USU email account, so you will want to check it regularly while you are away.
If you have a remaining scholarship from the USU Office of Admissions, it will automatically activate on your return semester. If you received any other scholarships, contact the USU regional campus, department, or other awarding entity to activate them for your return. Please visit usu.edu/scholarships for more information.
Complete your FAFSA for the semester of your return to USU (as early as October 1 before the academic year you plan to attend). The FAFSA must be resubmitted each year that you want aid. Please visit usu.edu/financialaid.
Designate a Delegate
If needed, set up a delegate and give him or her a copy of your information. Your delegate should be able to access your USU email if you will not be checking it regularly. You can add delegates on myid.usu.edu. Sign-in and then click "Delegates" on the left menu.
Drop Courses if Needed
You will need to drop or withdraw from any courses you will no longer attend, as this is not done automatically. Refer to the semester registration calendar in the Catalog to see relevant drop, withdraw, and refund deadlines. If you have already paid your tuition, and you are within the refund deadline, you will receive a refund. Contact the USU Registrar's office with any questions.
Complete the Notification of Leave Checklist
The Notification of Leave checklist has lots of helpful information. Please visit the usu.edu/retention website to learn about what tools are available to undergraduate students to help them thrive at USU while empowering them to reach their goal of earning a degree from Utah State University.
What if I am a Graduate student?
Graduate students file a notification of leave via a different process, and follow different policies than undergraduate students. For more information go to https://gradschool.usu.edu/leave-absence-continuous-registration/.
What if I am an International Student?
What if I am in the U.S. Armed Forces?
USU is committed to providing the highest quality of service to service members who were unable to attend school due to military service. USU adheres to the provisions for U.S. Armed Forces members provided in Chapter 3 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook. Please feel free to reach out to our Veterans Resource Office for any additional questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find more answers to commonly asked questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Admissions and Completion Offices
Would you like assistance with a notification of leave or deferment processing question?
If you have any questions about Notification of Leave, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org