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Leave of Absence will only be granted if a student has Compassionate or Compelling circumstances, which are generally those beyond the control of the student and which have an impact upon the student’s course progress or wellbeing.

These could include, but are not limited serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that the student is unable to attend classes.

 - bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents;
 - major political upheaval or natural disaster in the home country requiring emergency travel when this has impacted on the student’s studies;
 - traumatic experience which could include:
involvement in, or witnessing of a serious accident witnessing or being the victim of a serious crime.

All the cases should be supported by appropriate documentary evidence. A student who has completed part of his or her course may suspend his or her course for a degree, diploma or other award course by being absent from that course for one or more semesters.All requests to take leave of absence must be submitted online prior to the college in advance of taking the leave.

The exception is the situation where medical conditions or personal misfortune prevent a student to apply for formal leave of absence in advance. Even in these situations, students are required to notify APIC formally of their intention to take leave of absence and cite the reasons for the same Failure to formally request leave of absence from studies for one semester or more may result in the termination of the student´s candidature of the degree concerned.

APIC´s academic management system records "absent fail" (AX) grade for all units of study from which students are absent without the formal approval of the leave of study.

Leave of absence request should be done prior to census date, applications received after census date will result in a absent fail (AX) grade for all enrolled units. Refunds of fee do not apply – refer to offer letter for refund policy No more than two semesters whether successive or spaced may be taken as leave of absence in any degree or graduate diploma course.

Approved periods of absence do not count towards the maximum limits of candidature. Students may be referred to reapply and seek migration advice if onshore.
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