A medical leave of absence may be requested either by the student, the director of the Counseling Center, or the director of Student Health Services. A supporting letter from a student’s attending physician, therapist, or counselor is required. Medical leaves, which are generally for a period of no less than six months, must be approved by the associate dean for student affairs.
Renewing Medical Leaves
Renewal of an approved medical leave of absence must be requested annually in writing by submitting new medical documentation. Students who do not renew their medical leave will be administratively withdrawn from the college by the Office of the Registrar.
Returning From Medical Leave
A request to return to the college from a medical leave of absence is assessed whenever requested by a student. Returns from medical leaves are subject to the recommendation of the director of the Counseling Center or the director of Student Health Services and approval of the associate dean for student affairs or designee.
Maintaining Enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Program
A student who has enrolled in the college’s student health insurance program is eligible to remain enrolled in that insurance program throughout his or her approved medical leave. To do so, the student must contact the Office of Student Financial Services before the beginning of each semester of the approved medical leave to make arrangements to pay the insurance premium in a timely fashion and to guarantee continuous insurance coverage. Failure to do so will result in loss of coverage.