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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 2022-23 Deadlines

Quarter of Leave

MLOA Deadlines

Summer 2023

August 12, 21022 (10 week-classes)

Fall 2022

November 11, 2022

Winter 2023

February 24, 2023

Spring 2023
May 19, 2023
Summer 2023
 August 11, 2023 (10 week-classes)

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

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