Matriculation and attendance at the University of St. Francis are privileges granted to the student in consideration of performance of specified assignments and the maintenance of established standards of personal and professional conduct. The University reserves the right, and the student, by the act of matriculation, concedes to the University the right to require withdrawal at any time the University deems it necessary to safeguard the standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with regulation or for such other reasons deemed appropriate by the University as set forth in USF Academic Catalog.
Students who must interrupt the program for reasons of prolonged illness or compelling personal reasons may apply for a leave of absence. Requests for leave of absence (medical, personal, or family) must be submitted in writing to the Program Director and approved by the Dean of Arts and Sciences. A leave of absence may be granted for a period of no more than one year during the didactic phase or two (2) consecutive clinical rotations during the clinical phase of the curriculum. Returning PA students may be required to repeat course sequences in effect at the time of reentry and must comply with all policies and requirements in effect at the time of reentry.