Carleton summer programs (Economics in Cambridge and Ireland) function as a term of the Carleton academic year. Participants are required to take a leave of absence during the following winter term.

Students unable to take their leave during winter term (due to required courses or participation in varsity athletics, etc.) may petition the Academic Standing Committee to request a change to fall or spring term.

The deadline for submitting the petition is the Friday of seventh week, winter term, e.g. for Summer 2023 programs, the designated required leave of absence term is Winter 2024. Petitions to change to Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 are due on February 17, 2023.

Students who participate in non-Carleton summer programs are NOT required to take a Leave of Absence.