Leave of Absence

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Students requesting a Leave of Absence (LOA) are required to comply with Downey Adult School – Career & Education Center’s Leave of Absence policy. The policy, and related forms, may be electronically accessed at

https://www.das.edu/general-information/ and at https://www.das.edu/financial-aid/.

LOA Form to be filed at least 10 days prior to requested leave.

1. Students must apply in advance for a LOA unless unforeseen circumstances prevent the student from doing so.

2. Any student, including a student receiving Title IV financial aid, shall be considered for a Leave of Absence only under the following conditions:

  • Students may request a Leave of Absence if they are expected to be out

    from class for FOUR days or more and are under the care of a medical professional.

  • Students may request a Leave of Absence that lasts no more than 30 school days.
  • In the event a medical leave needs to be extended beyond the original approved leave, the total of the first and second LOA’s may not exceed 180 days.
  • An additional petition for a Leave of Absence and medical verification will be required for a subsequent leave