Medical Leave of Absence

Taking a Medical Leave of Absence:

If you wish to take a Medical Leave of Absence we strongly encourage you to speak with the Associate Dean of your School, as well as your Financial Aid counselor before finalizing your decision.  The Medical Leave of Absence Form must be completed and given to Student Health Service in order for your leave to be reviewed and accepted.  If you have been a patient at SHS for the diagnosis which requires your leave, then nothing further is usually required, unless SHS notifies you otherwise.  If you are not on campus, or if your treating medical provider is not on campus, then you must submit supporting medical documentation in addition to the Medical Leave of Absence Form.  This should be either copies of visit or treatment notes, or a typed letter, on letterhead, which is signed by your medical provider.  The supporting documentation should specifically state that the treating provider recommends that a leave of absence be granted for medical reasons and should also include the diagnosis(es) which is/are the basis for the leave.

Returning from a Medical Leave of Absence:

In order to insure that all students who take a Medical Leave of Absence are safe upon returning to campus, you MUST have your treating medical provider complete and sign the Return from Medical Leave Form.  You will not be removed from the registration stop list until this form is received and reviewed by SHS.