The University of Arizona recognizes that some of its students may be placed on active duty and that many questions may arise as a result. The Office of the Registrar offers several options for students who are being deployed and are therefore unable to complete their coursework. Whenever possible, we request that you explore these options before leaving campus.
Consult with your instructor about finishing a course early. For example, you may be able to get credit for a course by submitting your final term paper ahead of schedule. If you are not able to complete a course, you may be able to receive a grade of Incomplete (“I”). This may be an option if you can reasonably expect to complete the remainder of your coursework within a year*.
Military Leave of Absence
The University of Arizona supports students who are members of the United States armed forces and reserve units. An undergraduate or graduate student who is a member of the U.S. military, National Guard or other armed forces reserve unit who is called or ordered to active duty elsewhere may be granted a Military Leave of Absence (MLOA) from the University for the period of active duty and up to one year after returning from active duty. Students with the MLOA need not apply for readmission or pay readmission fees. MLOA allows those students to preregister for classes during their priority registration period prior to the term when they plan to return to campus.
The Military Leave of Absence application must be completed and submitted to the Registration & Transcripts Office in Administration 210 prior to the student’s departure from the University, must be accompanied by a copy of the military orders indicating the date on which the student must report for active duty elsewhere. When students are called to active duty after classes begin, they should refer to the Complete Withdrawal from the Term page for a complete withdrawal from the current term, in addition to filing the MLOA for subsequent terms. If students receive financial aid and/or live in a UA residence hall, they are responsible for contacting the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid and/or Office of Residence Life.
For assistance with the MLOA form, contact your college dean's office.
Military Leave of Absence--Graduate Students
If you are a graduate student who is being deployed for active military duty, you should be aware of the Leave of Absence policy in the Graduate Catalog. To request a Graduate Leave of Absence, please complete the Graduate Student Leave of Absence form.
The Leave of Absence form should be returned to:
Graduate Degree Certification Office
Administration Building, Room 316
Tucson, AZ 85746
For further information specific to graduate students, please follow the link below:
It is extremely important that you advise the UA Veterans Services Office of all changes in your registration status.
Office Locations and Contact Information
UA Main, Phoenix, Online and Distance Campus Students UA South Campus Students
Modern Languages Building, Room 347 UA Sierra Vista Campus - Groth Hall, Room 107
Phone: (520) 621-9501 Phone:(520) 458-8278 or (520) 626-2422
Fax: (520) 621-3665 Fax:(520) 458-5823 or (520) 626-2492
*In accordance with the University policy on Incomplete grades, you are allowed one year to finish your coursework. You are allowed, however, to petition your college dean for an extension of up to one additional year (must be done prior to the Incomplete expiring), should this become necessary due to your deployment.