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Leave of Absence

The information below is provided for your convenience. Please review the detailed policies regarding taking a leave of absence in the Kellogg MBA Academic Policies Manual.

Withdrawal or Leave of Absence Petition

Students who do not intend to enroll for one or two quarters, or who need to temporarily interrupt their enrollment for one or more quarters for academic, personal or medical reasons with a leave of absence (LOA), may submit a petition through BidReg. A written explanation detailing the nature of the situation (e.g., family emergency, academic difficulties, or other reasons) must be submitted with a petition. Students will be notified in writing (via an e-mail communication) if their request is approved.


Medical Leave of Absence Petition

Students may request a medical leave of absence (MLOA) through BidReg. A MLOA is to provide students time away from campus for treatment of a physical or mental health condition. Student who request and are approved for a MLOA may be eligible for tuition adjustments or refunds. 

Application Deadlines: Students must apply for MLOA by following strict deadlines. A MLOA cannot be processed if a student has taken a final exam or submitted final deliverables for any their enrolled courses, or has already competed at least one of their classes (e.g., a pre-term class, week-end pop-up class, or 1st 5-week class).


Application for Re-Entry
Use this form when returning to school following a leave of absence.