The Time-Off Program (TOP) is for Graduate, Law and MBA students. TOP is an approved, planned leave of absence to take 1-3 semesters off, without having to readmit to the University (summer is included). The program guarantees the student’s place in their current program and allows access to certain benefits during their leave of absence. If not enrolled in TOP and leave is taken, the student will be discontinued from the University.
A copy of the TOP application given by the Office of the Registrar, may be required as proof to access benefits with certain departments.
Benefits of the Time Off Program (TOP)
Applying: Complete the Time Off Program (TOP) application and obtain the required signatures (See TOP Website Below). Complete a withdrawal form first, if enrolled in courses for the semester beginning TOP. Mail applications to the address on the form or bring to the Office of the Registrar with a valid photo ID. A $50 Registrar’s administrative fee is required payable only by cash or check made out to the University of Colorado; include the students name on the check.
Download the Application
Deadlines: Application can be completed for the Time-Off Program anytime until the last day of classes of the semester. However, withdrawal fees will be assessed based on the Refund/Assessment Schedule. To avoid additional fees, have the TOP application completed and signed at least 12 days prior to the start of the semester and withdraw from classes at/or before that time. If Refund/Assessment Schedule is not followed a $200 fine or full tuition fees may be assessed. For Wardenburg Health Center insurance purposes please file by the first week of school.
The $200 Confirmation Deposit: This Confirmation Deposit (student admission fee) is returned when withdrawing from the University (this is not the fine mentioned above). This Confirmation Deposit is refunded (unless money is owed) 6-8 weeks after the start of classes for the first fall or spring semester the student is not registered. Bursar’s Office will require the student to re-pay the $200 confirmation deposit after registering for the return semester. Contact the Bursar’s Office at Bursar@Colorado.Edu or 303-492-5381.
Returning and registering for classes: This will be through the MyCU online portal. The Office of the Registrar will automatically provide a registration enrollment appointment for the returning semester. An email reminder that the appointment is posted is sent to the official CU email account in October for spring, February for summer and March for fall. Holds may stop registering, so check the account before the registration time.
If return semester needs to be changed: If it is within the allowed 3 terms of inactivity (summers included) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the official CU email account and request a change of term, specifying the returning semester. If more time is needed than the 3 terms, the student may re-petition to TOP and get the Dean’s permission to extend the date. Graduate, Law and MBA students should notify their department of their changed return. In some cases returning late may affect In-State Tuition status. For questions regarding In-State Tuition status contact Tuition Classification at 303-492-0907 or email@example.com.
Unable to return by the deadline: The student will be discontinued from the University. To return at this point contact the Admissions Office at Apply@Colorado.Edu or 303-492-6301. The two-page readmit application is available online at http://www.colorado.edu/admissions.
Time-Off Program: Http://registrar.colorado.edu/students/timeoffprogram.html
Undergraduate and Graduate Military members ordered to active duty or national or state emergency relief workers: http://registrar.colorado.edu/students/withdrawal_emergencies.html
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