Use your time off wisely but sparingly.
Students can take up to 180 days of Leave of Absence during any one 365-day period, and Student Success Advising recommends that students utilize this option when life events (the birth of your child, a new job, relocating, personal emergencies, etc.) would otherwise hinder successful completion of your courses. However, remember that this time away from your program is included in the total time that you have to complete your degree. Taking 180 days of leave does not add an additional 180 day to your overall Time to Degree maximum.