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Leave of Absence for Ph.D. Students
Online Instructions for Graduate Chairs and Program Directors
Secure Website. https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/leave/programs/
Login. Use your Uniqname and Kerberos password.
SCREEN ONE: PROGRAM CHAIRS & COORDINATORS -- LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Leave of Absence Request List. The main screen displays the Leave of Absence (LoA) requests
that have been made by students in your Ph.D. program. These requests can be sorted into
Pending REQ-Awaiting Review: A student has started a request for a LoA. The
graduate chair or program director will need to meet with the student and make a
recommendation on the request.
Pending REQ-Reviewed=Yes: The graduate chair or program director has provided a
recommendation, but a decision on the LoA has not been made by Rackham.
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Pending CHG-Awaiting Review: A student has requested to change the return date of
the leave of absence. The graduate chair or program director will need to submit a
recommendation on the revised return date.
Pending CHG-Reviewed=Yes: The graduate chair or program director has provided a