Events
  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions
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    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 

     

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Leave of Absence/ Withdrawal

 

 

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

 

There are two ways for students to separate from the College before graduation:  through a Leave of Absence or through a Withdrawal.  Students requesting a Leave of Absence or a Withdrawal must file a Leave of Absence/Withdrawal form with the Dean of Student Affairs (or the Dean’s designee). If you are interested in a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal, please complete the Leave of Absence/Withdrawal form - Leave of Absence_Withdrawal Form.

 

 

Leave of Absences Defined

A Leave of Absence is an anticipated separation from the College of less than one year.  A Voluntary Leave of Absence is initiated by the student.  An Administrative Leave of Absence is initiated by the Assistant Vice President for Student Success (or designee) and is given for medical, personal, or other issues as determined by the Dean of Student Affairs.  Students who are granted an Administrative Leave of Absence must meet all specific conditions before being allowed to return to the College. 

 

Withdrawal Defined

A Withdrawal is an anticipated separation from the College of more than one year, up to and including a permanent separation.  A Voluntary Withdrawal is initiated by the student.  An Administrative Withdrawal is initiated by the Assistant Vice President for Student Success (or designee) or by the Registrar and is given for reasons of non-attendance, poor scholarship, disciplinary conduct, or other issues as determined by the Assistant Vice President for Student Success or the Committee on Academic Standing.  Students who are given an Administrative Withdrawal must apply for readmission (if eligible) and must meet all specific conditions before being allowed to return to the College. 

 

How to Qualify for a Leave of Absence

To qualify for a Leave of Absence, students must be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average above 2.0 and prior semester grade point average above 2.0).  Students who apply for a Leave of Absence and are not in good academic standing will be Withdrawn from the College.

 

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal and Grades

When a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal is given before the beginning of a semester, students are dropped from their courses, and no grades are recorded for that semester.  When a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal is given once the semester has started, students are withdrawn from all courses and receive a grade of “W” in all courses in which they were enrolled.  A Leave of Absence/Withdrawal form must be submitted by the published withdrawal deadline date in order to receive a grade of “W.”  Forms received after that date will be subject to the grades in progress at the time the form is submitted.

 

International Students Taking a Leave of Absence

International students on an F-1 visa must meet with a Designated School Official (DSO) and be advised on the effect a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal will have on their visa status. International students on an F1 visa who are given a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal are considered out of status and must return home within 15 days. 

 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees will be refunded based on the published refund policy.  Housing fees will be refunded based on the published housing refund policy.  Financial aid recipients must meet with the Financial Aid Office to complete the necessary exit interview and be advised on the effect a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal will have on their financial aid eligibility and/or loan repayment. 

 

 

Access to Services and Readmission to the College

Students on Leave of Absence have access to their Otis email account and Self-Service but do not have access to College facilities and services or computer, laboratory, equipment, library, or other privileges. Students who have Withdrawn from the College do not have access to any College facilities, services, or privileges.

 

Students on a Leave of Absence may resume their studies at the beginning of a semester within their approved year, but are strongly encouraged to seek academic and financial aid advisement on the best time to return to the College.  Students on a Leave of Absence must notify the Registration Office at least two months before the beginning of the term in which they plan to return and will be eligible for priority registration based on their class level.  They must make sure all holds have been cleared and financial arrangements have been made by published deadlines for that semester. 

 

Students on a Leave of Absence who do not return within one calendar year will be Withdrawn from the College.  To resume their studies, such students must apply for readmission and will be readmitted based on the readmission policies in place at that time. 

 

Students who have Withdrawn from the College and decide they would like to return, must apply for readmission.  All specific conditions (if any) must be met before the student can return and readmission will be subject to the readmission policies in place at that time. 

 

 

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