The Time-Off Program is only for Graduate, Law and MBA students. Time-Off is an approved, planned leave of absence for up to three semesters off, including summers, without having to be readmitted to the university. The program guarantees the student's place in their current program upon return and allows access to certain benefits during absence. If a student takes a leave of absence without enrolling in the Time-Off Program, the student will be discontinued from the university and will have to reapply.
A copy of the Time-Off Program application from the Office of the Registrar may be required as proof to access benefits with certain departments.
Applications can be completed for the Time-Off Program anytime until the last day of classes of the semester. However, withdrawal fees will be assessed based on the Withdrawal Calendar. To avoid additional fees, the Time-Off Program application must be completed and signed at least 12 days prior to the start of the semester, and the student must withdraw from classes at or before that time. If the Refund/Assessment schedule is not followed, a withdrawal fee or full tuition fees may be assessed. For Wardenburg Health Center insurance purposes, please file by the first week of school.
Dependent upon the student's timeline for withdrawing, the confirmation deposit may be returned (this is not withdrawal fee). If the confirmation deposit is refunded (less money owed), the refund will be sent about 6–8 weeks after the start of classes for the first fall or spring semester the student is not registered.
Student must pay the confirmation deposit after registering for the returning semester.
Contact the Bursar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-492-5381.
The Office of the Registrar automatically provides a registration enrollment appointment for the returning semester. Students can register through MyCUInfo. An email reminder that the enrollment appointment is posted is sent to the student's official @colorado.edu email account in October for spring, February for summer, and March for fall. Holds may prevent registration, so check the account before the registration time.
If the return date is within the allowed three terms of inactivity (summers included)
Requests to change the return date to can be emailed from an official @colorado.edu email account to email@example.com. Requests should specify the returning semester.
If more than three terms are needed
Students must reapply to the Time-Off Program, and dean's permission is required to extend the date.
Graduate, Law and MBA students should notify their department of their changed return. In some cases, returning late may affect in-state tuition status. For questions regarding in-state tuition status, contact Tuition Classification at 303-492-0907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you intend to graduate in December 2014, be sure to complete each item below by the date listed. To find out about your graduation requirements, contact your department or advisor.
If you intend to graduate in May 2014, be sure to complete all the items below by the dates listed.