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Leave of Absence (LOA)

F-1 students may be authorized to be temporarily absent from the program if they have a verifiable medical condition.

How to request the authorization?

please submit the required documents below to Please allow at least 4 to 5 business days to process the request. Students who submit their request will receive a notification when the process is finalized.

  • Doctor's note:

Must be from licensed medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or licensed clinical psychologist

Must explain the medical condition and why absence is recommended

  • Tuition Receipt for the term LOA is requested 

Important Reminders

  • The duration of the authorization is 1 term, if your medical condition continues, you must request a new authorization
  • A leave of absence can be authorized up to 12 months in one academic level
  • Students will be allowed to take time off of school for pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage, abortion and/or recovery for as long as their doctor says is medically necessary.