Application Process

Medical Leave of Absence

A Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA) is an option available to those Northeastern students who develop a major medical condition that precludes class attendance, completion of requirements, and/or co-op.

Medical leave requests must be initiated through University Health and Counseling Services by submitting a completed request form and documentation from a clinician supporting the medical leave.

Supporting documentation must include: diagnosis, treatment plan, medications (if applicable), and the reason the medical leave is recommended.

Re-entry from Medical Leave of Absence

Re-entry from a medical leave requires receipt of all documentation delivered to UHCS on or around one month prior to the planned re-entry to classes.

Documentation must include a completed request for re-entry form, a clinician’s letter recommending the return to classes indicating: description of care given, diagnosis, medications (if applicable) and documentation of an appointment with a local provider, outside of UHCS, after re-entry. Students must attend classes on Northeastern campus for the term they wish to return from Medical Leave of Absence.

All documentation must be submitted on letterhead via fax, mail or email. The Referral Coordinators will contact the student if there is missing documentation. Once all documentation is received by the MLOA Team, it will be reviewed and student will be notified of the decision.

The Referral Coordinators will assist in the MLOA process and in finding community referrals upon return from MLOA if needed. They can be reached at (617) 373-2772, option #4 or by email to [email protected].