A leave of absence from classes is possible in individual, justified, exceptional cases. The notice must be given to the Academic Dean at least two days before the absence. The recognized reasons for a leave of absence are:

  1. Attending a co-worker and/or leadership conference of the church or denomination (up to five class days per year).
  2. Important personal reasons (death in the immediate family; extreme illness in the student’s household, so long as the necessity of the student’s care is temporary; an appointment with the doctor or dentist which can only be held during class hours).