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A student who takes a Temporary Leave or separates from the university is no longer taking courses at American University.
A temporary leave is a temporary separation from the university for a specified period of time after which the student is expected to return to active status. A Temporary Leave is initiated by the student in consultation with the student's academic unit.
Student financial aid, merit awards, university housing, and immigration status may be affected by any separation from the university. Students should consult with their academic unit or the appropriate university office (AU Central, Office of the Dean of Students, International Student and Scholar Services, etc.) for help in determining the effects of the separation in their case.