I am not sure if I should take a hiatus or withdraw. What do I do?
Reasons for Leaving Examples

Type of Request and Form

I have a health matter that requires me to go home for more care. I need to leave school now, in the middle of the semester, but want to return for a future semester.

Request Type: Hiatus         

Form: Request for Hiatus

I need to take time off next semester due to a family concern, but plan to return in the future. I plan to finish the current semester.

Request Type: Hiatus         

Form: Request for Hiatus

My family is experiencing unexpected financial hardship. I plan to finish the current semester but will need to take time off next semester. I plan to return to DelVal in the future.  

Request Type: Hiatus         

Form: Request for Hiatus

My family is experiencing unexpected financial hardship during the current semester and I need to go home. I do not plan to return to DelVal.

Request Type: Withdrawal 

Form:Voluntary Withdrawal Request

College just isn't for me and I will be leaving to enter the workforce.  I have no intention of returning.  (During an academic semester)

Request Type: Withdrawal 

Form:Voluntary Withdrawal Request

I am enlisting in the Armed Services and will not be returning to DelVal.

Request Type: Withdrawal 

Form:Voluntary Withdrawal Request

Please Note:

After submitting the online request form, you will receive follow up from a staff member from the Student Development Office. 

Important Considerations:

Submitting the online request form begins the change in student status process. Please monitor your DelVal email account for future correspondence.   

Voluntary Student Status Change Requests FAQs
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When will my student status be updated?

Each request to take a hiatus or withdraw from the University receives follow up. During that follow up, the timeline is discussed. The nature of the request (hiatus or withdraw), if additional information is needed, and the time in the semester, all impact when the student status is updated.

How will I be impacted financially with the change in status?

It is important to review your student account with a staff member from the Office of the Bursar for specific information. For more detailed information, click here.

Contact Information:
Email: bursar@delval.edu   
Phone: 215.489.2376

Does taking a hiatus or withdrawing impact my financial aid?

It is important to review your file with a staff member from the Office of Financial Aid for specific information. For more detailed information, click here

Contact Information:
Email: FinAid@delval.edu
Phone: 215.489.2272

What do I need to do about my housing if I live on campus?

Students leaving campus during or at the end of the semester due to a hiatus or withdrawal request must remove all personal belongings from the residence hall and return the room key to the Office of Residence Life between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday. If after hours, please return the room key to Public Safety at the Welcome Center.

Am I able to return books I rented from the DelVal Bookstore?

Before leaving campus, be sure to visit the Campus Bookstore to resolve any book-related questions. More information about the Campus Bookstore can be found here

How do I get an official transcript?

Information about obtaining an unofficial or official transcript can be found here.

It is important to note that an official transcript cannot be order if there is an outstanding balance on the student account.

How do I return to DelVal in the future after withdrawing?

Any withdrawn student who wishes to re-enroll at DelVal must file a "Readmission Application". Such applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at least 30 days prior to the term in which the student wishes to reenroll.


Please note, students must wait a full semester (not a summer session) after withdrawal from the University before reapplying.  For more information, please refer to the policy here

Contact Information:
Email: registrar@delval.edu