Leave of Absence (Medical)

A counselor or a physician should make a recommendation if a medical leave of absence is the appropriate choice for the student.

Deadline: the last day of classes - for current or future term

Things to Consider

  • Health and Wellness - Are you experiencing a health concern that is interfering with your studies? Contact the Student Health Center for a recommendation about a medical leave.
  • Academic - How will your academic progress and graduation plan be impacted? Schedule an appointment to discuss with your academic advisor.
  • Financial - How will your financial aid or scholarship package be impacted? Contact the Financial Aid team to learn more. Check the Tuition Refund Policy and schedule.
  • Housing - Do you need to cancel or move out of student housing? Contact the Residential Life team.

Request a Medical Leave of Absence

  1. Make an appointment with the Student Health Center to discuss taking a medical leave of absence.
  2. Submit the leave of absence request.
  3. The Dean of Students makes a decision on the leave of absence request.
  4. Receive an email confirmation once the leave has been approved.
  5. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss how the leave of absence will impact academic plan and degree progress.

Returning from Medical Leave of Absence

  1. Review the Leave of Absence Returning Guidance.
  2. Email the Student Health Center with the intention to return.
  3. Receive return approval from Dean of Students.
  4. Discuss the course plan with your academic advisor.
  5. Reach out to other offices as needed.