Student and child at graduation

Academic Support and Leave Options

Learn about academic policies and temporary leave options specific to student parents to ensure that you personalize your educational plan in the way that best meets your needs.
  • Family & Medical Leave
    • Information on taking Family & Medical Leave for graduate students.
  • Guidelines for Student Parents with Children on Campus
    • These guidelines offer information and considerations on bringing children to campus.
  • Part-time status application
    • Students may petition for approval of Part-Time status for a minimum of one and a maximum of three consecutive regular terms (Fall, Winter, Spring). Successive petitions are permitted.
  • Planned Educational Leave Program
    • The Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) allows any continuing undergraduate or graduate level student to temporarily suspend academic work at UC Davis. Undergraduates may take one such leave during their academic career at UC Davis and that leave is limited to one-quarter in duration. For graduate students, the maximum leave is up to one year.
  • Priority Registration for Students with Dependent Children (only undergraduate students)
    • Undergraduate students with dependent children and students who are caregivers for adult family members can apply to receive priority registration. Visit the Transfer and Reentry Center website for more details or to apply.
  • Tutoring
    • Information on tutoring services for undergraduate students.