LEAVE OF ABSENCE APPLICATION FORM Name: Student Number

 LEAVE OF ABSENCE APPLICATION FORM I hereby offer reason(s) for not fulfilling course requirements i.e. lectures, practicals, tutorials, essays and assignments etc., and make application for a ‘Leave of Absence’ Name: Student Number: Date absent from: AM PM To: Type of LOA Requested: Medical Psychological Traditional or Religious Health or Cultural Ceremony AM
PM Extended Medical
Extended Psychological
Extended Traditional or Religious
Extended Health or Cultural Ceremony
Compassionate Sport
Cultural Leadership Reason for Absence: Attach relevant supporting documentation to the LOA form Details of course work missed: Subject: Lecture Tutorial Other details: Address at Rhodes: Practical Field Trip
Essay/assignment
Test
Other (give details below)
Signature of student: Application SUPPORTED by: Phone number: Email: Name: Designation: For Head of Department Leave of absence is hereby Signature: Signature: GRANTED Date: NOT GRANTED To be retained by student Notes 1.
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A separate application should be submitted by the student directly to each department. This form, duly completed, and SUPPORTED by the signature of the relevant authority as indicated in the Policy for Leave of Absence (LOA) Applications by Students (see back of form for details), should be presented to the Head of Department (HoD) whenever prescribed course requirements have been or are going to be missed. If the HoD is satisfied with the explanation given, they will countersign that the LOA has been granted. The tear‐off slip must be retained by the student while the form will be retained in the department (whether the LOA is granted or not). Without a counter‐signature from the HoD the form does NOT grant a LOA. The granting of a LOA remains the prerogative of the HoD, and students are advised to familiarise themselves with Departmental regulations, specifically regarding penalties for not handing in assignments on the due date, not earning marks towards a class record, not writing tests or the June examinations, and not attending the required minimum number of tutorials, lectures or practicals. Work missed through absence at any time, for any reason, is the responsibility of the individual student. Formal LOA does not remove this responsibility. Supporting documentation e.g. medical certificate should be attached if applicable. Student name: Leave of absence is hereby GRANTED NOT GRANTED Dates: From to
Conditions (if any) are stated on the reverse side of this advice.
Signature of HoD: Date:
It is the responsibility of the student to retain this advice as PROOF of LOA being granted. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION Please note that documents submitted are tested for authenticity and where fraud is suspected, they are referred to the University Prosecutor for further action Type of LOA Requested: Medical Extended Medical Psychological Extended Psychological Traditional or Religious Extended Traditional or Religious Health or Cultural Ceremony Extended Health or Cultural Ceremony Compassionate Sport Cultural Student Leadership Relevant Supporting Authority ‐ Any qualified health care practitioner, including Health Care Centre staff Medical Doctor or Specialist only. Must be confirmed by the relevant academic Dean ‐ Qualified psychologist or psychiatrist ‐ Qualified psychologist or psychiatrist. Must be confirmed by the Dean of Students ‐ Recognised religious leader (minister, priest, imam, rabbi etc.) or House Warden. ‐ Must be confirmed by the relevant academic Dean ‐ Recognised religious leader (minister, priest, imam, sangoma, rabbi etc.) health care practitioner, ward or local government councillor or justice of the peace or House Warden. ‐ Must be confirmed by the relevant academic Dean ‐ Death certificate of deceased relative or letter from treating physician ‐ Team captain or coach AND relevant sports officer ‐ Society Chairperson AND Dean of Students ‐ Chair of relevant University Committee AND Dean of Students