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Deadlines and Determination


Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM Central Time on the MLOA deadline dates below. 

Academic Year 2022-2023 Deadlines

MLOA Deadlines 2022-2023
Quarter Deadline by 5:00 PM – Central Time
Winter 2023 February 24, 2023
Spring 2023

May 19, 2023: Application Deadline

May 24, 2023: Paperwork Deadline - Students who are applying for MLOA through CAPS, and who have a mental health provider outside of Northwestern, must submit a signed Release of Information Form(s) from their provider(s), along with the Provider Report Form(s), to CAPS by May 24, 2023. Students who do not have an outside provider must schedule an appointment with CAPS before this date.

Summer 2023 August 11, 2023* 
*for 10 week classes; deadlines are earlier for shorter sessions

Academic Year 2023-2024 Deadlines

MLOA Deadlines 2023-2024
Quarter Deadline – 5:00 PM Central Time
Fall 2023 November 10, 2023
Winter 2024 February 23, 2024
Spring 2024 May 17, 2024


Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS) will notify the student in writing of the determination. The approval for MLOA will include some treatment expectations during the leave of absence which will be individually tailored to meet each student’s situation.  SASS may notify parents and appropriate university departments of the student’s change in status.