College Leave Letter

When you are in school, usually your parents write leave letters addressed to the teachers or the principle. However, when you get into college, you are expected to know how to write a college leave letter.

If you don’t though, worry not, we have provided samples and a template to help you. Just follow the steps given below.

Tips for Writing a College Leave Letter

  • Find out who accepts leave applications in your college.
  • Address your letter properly.
  • Even if you are friendly with your teacher or principle, keep a formal tone in the letter.
  • Give a clear reason for your leave request.
  • State the dates of your absence clearly.
  • Mention how you plan to make up for the lost time.


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    Sample of a College Leave Letter #1

    David Becham
    1635 Camile Pl
    Santa Ana, CA 92703-4401
    (714) 835-5730

    2nd January 2011

    Principal James Marshal
    Educators College
    Santa Ana

    Respected ma’am,

    Unfortunately, I will need to take leave from college for two days  due to an ankle injury.

    It happened yesterday while playing football and the doctor has advised me a two-day rest.

    The good news is that the injury is not serious and I will completely recover soon.

    During my absence, I have asked Jane, my classmate, to copy her notes for me, so I won't be missing any lectures.

    I am looking forward to your approval.

    Yours Sincerely,
    David Beckman
    Class 7A

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    College Leave Letter Sample #2

    Drew Barrymore
    3315 W Greenway Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85053-380
    (602) 504-2337

    4th March 2011

    Principal Thomas Finney
    Maricopa Community College

    Respected sir,

    Due to some family commitments my parents have to visit my grandmother in Alabama. They cannot leave me back home alone, which is why I need to request a leave from 5th of March 2011 till 7th of March 2011.

    If you approve, I will come tomorrow and collect a few home assignments from the school, so that the leave does not affect my studies.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Drew Barrymore
    Class 6C

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    Template of a College Leave Letter

    (Name of the Student)
    (Your Address)
    (Your City, State, Zip Code)
    (Your Phone Number)


    (Principal’s Name)
    (School’s Name)
    (City’s Name)

    Respected Ma’am

    I am writing this letter to formally seek permission for a two-day leave. As I informed you earlier, I suffered from an ankle injury while playing football today, and according to the doctor, I need to rest for two days to allow it to recover.

    Hence, I will not be able to attend school from (leave dates). Meanwhile, Jack will be copying lecture notes for me, so I don't miss out on anything.

    I will be grateful for your consideration, and look forward to a reply.

    Yours Sincerely
    (Your Name)
    (Class Name)

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