Please refer to the Midwestern University Catalog Academic Policies section for a complete description of the Leave of Absence Policy. A student may be placed on a mandatory leave of absence for academic, medical, or administrative reasons that prevent the student from progressing in their program of study. Before voluntarily requesting a leave for personal reasons or after being placed on a mandatory leave, a student must make an appointment with the appropriate Program Director and representative from the Dean's Office to discuss the implications of the leave of absence and a revised program of study, if applicable. Typically, a single leave of absence will not exceed 12 months, and consecutive or multiple interrupted leaves of absence will not exceed 18 months. Periods of non-enrollment do not count towards the maximum allotted time for completion of academic programs.