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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 2020-2021 Deadlines

Quarter of Leave

MLOA Deadlines

Fall 2020

November 13, 2020

Winter 2021

February 16, 2021

Spring 2021

May 21, 2021

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

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