Non-ND Programs


Study Abroad Leave of Absence (LOA): Students who have applied for one or more Notre Dame International (NDI) Study Abroad programs and been wait-listed or denied acceptance to those programs are eligible to apply for a limited number of Study Abroad Leave of Absence (LOA) approvals. If approved, students may attend a non-Notre Dame Study Abroad Program and have eligible credits (not grades) transferred back to their transcripts as long as the courses are preapproved by the Mendoza Office of Undergraduate Studies and the relevant departments across campus. Credits for eligible business courses (elective or requirements) will only be transferred back from AACSB accredited schools.

  1. Priority in granting the limited study abroad leaves of absence will be assigned as follows:

    1. Students who received NO acceptances to an ND program will receive first priority.
    2. Students who did not apply for any ND programs or who were accepted into their first choice location are ineligible to apply for a Study Abroad LOA.
    3. Students who are not approved for a Study Abroad Leave of Absence may withdraw from the University to pursue an alternative program of their choice. These students must then apply for readmission and typically, courses taken away while abroad, will not be accepted for transfer.

    The Study Abroad Leave of Absence Application will open after NDI completes their initial rosters.  Read through ALL of the guidelines and instructions on the Google Form Application.  The deadline to submit the application is March 31.  Students will be notified of a decision in April prior to registration.

    If you have questions about the LOA Application or process, please make an appointment to meet with Dr. Gina Shropshire using the "Make an Appointment" link on your Student Dashboard.
  • Last Updated September 2, 2022