Deadlines and Determination
Students must apply for a Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA) by the established deadline (generally the end of the 8th week of classes - earlier for Summer Session(s)).
The process must be completed 1 business day before: the final day of the term; any of your final coursework, projects, exams are due - whichever happens first.
A MLOA cannot be processed if a student has taken a final exam or final coursework for any of their classes in the given quarter. A MLOA typically lasts two quarters.
The deadline for reinstatement is by the established deadline (typically six weeks before the quarter in which you wish to return to Northwestern).
Applications must be submitted by 5pm Central Standard time on the MLOA deadline dates listed below.
Academic Year 2021-2022 Deadlines
*Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and other needs that dates/deadlines are subject to change
|Fall 2021||November 12, 2021|
|Winter 2022||February 25, 2022|
|Spring 2022||May 20, 2022|
|Summer 2022||August 12, 2022 (for 10 week classes; deadlines are earlier for shorter sessions)|