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LEAVE OF ABSENCE OFFICE
915 E. Washington Street 1530 Rackham Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: 734-647-2640 Secured Fax: 734-615-8042
Leave of Absence Program Checklist
Requesting a Leave of Absence
Students on a leave of absence suspend their active study for an entire term or more and do not make progress
toward their degree during that time. Students request a leave of absence, which is granted by Rackham when the
request is in accordance with the Leave of Absence Policy. The student is not registered during the term of a leave
of absence yet remains in compliance with the Continuous Enrollment Policy.
There may be alternatives to a leave of absence to discuss with the student that enable him or her to
The leave of absence process is designed to protect the student's privacy. Forms requesting sensitive
information are submitted directly to Rackham. Information shared with the graduate program is for
academic planning purposes only.
If a student requests a leave of absence, he or she is not required to disclose any personal details related
to the request to the graduate program community (faculty, staff, and students). It is the student's
decision whether to disclose any details about the reason for a leave to the graduate program community.