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The Vermont Connection

Abstract

Every year the incoming student body includes those returning from time-off, or a leave of absence, lasting from semesters to years. How did their time away from the classroom affect their return? How will this time away affect the rest of their college career? What were the causes of their time-off? How did they decide when to return? What immediate issues did they face upon their return? The author will explore the experience of returning students, suggesting tips for student affairs professionals to help students incorporate their experience away from school into their learning and development in college.