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Leave of Absence


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

Withdrawal or Leave Of Absence Petition
Use this form for: 
Permanent Withdrawal: Students who decide to leave school with no plan to resume their studies or students who are permanently withdrawing and transferring to another school, OR Leave of Absence: Students taking a leave with plans to return to Kellogg.

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

Application Deadlines: Students must apply for MLOA by the 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).

Academic Year 2020-21 & 2021-22 Deadlines

Quarter of Leave

MLOA Deadlines

Spring 2021

May 21, 2021

Summer 2021

August 13, 2021 (10 week classes)

Fall 2021

November 12, 2021

Winter 2022
 February 25, 2022
 Spring 2022
 May 20, 2022
 Summer 2022
 August 12, 2022 (10 week classes)

Application for Re-Entry 
Use this form when returning to school following a term withdrawal, leave of absence or MLOA.

Important Academic Links