Students who are in on-going therapy can apply for a medical leave by speaking to their clinician. Staff will review the request in their weekly staff meeting to evaluate the appropriateness of a medical leave and determine the criteria for return.
Medical Leaves must be taken by Week 8 of the given term you would like the medical leave taken.
Depending on when you take the medical leave, you may not be able to return the next term (e.g., if you take a leave in Week 8 of Winter term, this would only leave 4 weeks before Spring term began, which is not enough time to address the medical issues).
If you take a medical leave, you will be required to receive ongoing counseling by a licensed mental health clinician to address the issue(s) that led to the medical leave in order to return.
You will need to sign a release of information for your clinician for the Counseling Center staff to speak to your clinician to discuss follow up care upon your return from medical leave.