CUSBLT may grant, on a limited basis, a leave of absence to students, when the student is experiencing extenuating circumstances that prevent attendance and/or challenge academic success. These circumstances may include: medical emergencies, family emergencies and other exceptional personal circumstances. CUSBLT reserves the right to request supporting documentation from relevant authorities.
A request for a leave of absence must be made in writing, and must be e-mailed to the Chief Academic Officer including:
A leave of absence may only be from the first day of the following term, students cannot return from a leave of absence in the middle of a term. A leave of absence cannot exceed 180 days within a twelve-month period, beginning on the first day of the student’s initial leave of absence. Students who fail to return to class by the end of their leave of absence will be withdrawn from CUSBLT. Students granted a leave of absence when on academic probation will return to their studies with the same status.
The time granted for a student’s leave of absence will not count against the total time allowed for the program completion. The Chief Academic Officer will decide whether or not to grant the student’s request for a leave of absence after investigating the request, the supporting documents and the student’s academic history. CUSBLT’s decision to grant or refuse a request for a leave of absence will be final and binding.
At any time during their course, a student may file a grievance if they feel a situation has not been properly resolved with the instructor. A written appeal must be filed with the director of that department. The director of that department will then rule upon the grievance. If the student is not satisfied, a written appeal may be filed with the Chief Academic Officer. The CAO is responsible for maintaining the complaint records and informing the student of the resolution.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education:
1717 N. Market Blvd., Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Telephone and Fax #’s :
(888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
(916) 574-8900 or fax (916) 263-1897