Rackham- Leave of Absence Policy
Posted: May 12, 2010
Effective Fall 2010, Ph.D. students may request a temporary leave of absence when certain life events prevent continued active participation in their degree program. Rackham’s Leave of Absence Policy enables students to officially suspend their work toward their degree for a limited time.
Students who need to take a leave of absence for Fall 2010 may request a leave as early as March 15, 2010, through the drop/add period. Similarly, students who need to take a leave of absence starting in Winter 2011 may request a leave beginning July 2010. A leave will be granted to students for illness (either physical or mental) or injury, to provide care or assistance for family or dependents, to meet military service obligations, or for other personal reasons.
The Leave of Absence Policy, a checklist for students in Ph.D. programs, and a checklist for faculty and staff in graduate programs are available. Taken together, they provide guidance and information about how the process will work to promote academic planning and to protect students’ privacy.
Leave of Absence Information
• Leave of Absence Policy