I am a returning student (not an incoming first-year student). How do I take a personal or medical leave of absence?
Returning students (not incoming first-year students) may take a medical leave of absence to leave campus to receive treatment for a health concern. A medical leave of absence is also appropriate if a student finds it difficult to productively or safely manage the demands of their academics and co-curricular responsibilities due to their health concern. Students may learn more about a medical leave and request a medical leave through the Dean of Student Affairs Office.
Returning students must have initiated a request through SIS for a personal leave of absence and must initiate a request by October 26 for the spring semester. The request will be sent to the student’s advising dean or graduate department, and is ordinarily approved.