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Medical Withdrawal, Leave, & Return

Students may experience medical and/or psychological conditions as well as problems around substance misuse that significantly impact their ability to complete their academic pursuits.  During such circumstances, a medical leave of absence from the University provides the student an opportunity to remain a matriculated student while also allowing time away for appropriate treatment and recovery. 

Any student who wishes to request a complete medical withdrawal from classes or leave of absence from the University should begin by reaching out to Academic Advising or Case Management & Victim Support Services (CMVSS). 

  • For students enrolled in Newcomb Tulane College or the School of Professional Advancement, you can complete this process with your Academic Advisor or Case Manager. You can schedule with your academic advisor online at Academic Advising or by phone at (504) 865-5798. You can schedule with a Case Manager by emailing srss@tulane.edu or calling (504) 314-2160. You may also be seen as a walk-in Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The CMVSS office is located in Suite G02 of the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC). 
  • For Graduate and Professional students, you can complete this process with a Case Manager by emailing srss@tulane.edu or calling (504) 314-2160. You may also be seen as a walk-in Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The CMVSS office is located in Suite G02 of the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC). 

At this meeting, the University official will discuss the medical leave process with the student. At the end of this meeting, the student should attest to the following: 

  • I understand the academic repercussions for taking a medical leave. 
  • I know that if I am receiving financial aid or a scholarship, I will need to connect with the appropriate Financial Aid counselor
  • I know that if I reside on-campus, I will need to complete a Housing Agreement Release Request and plan to check out of my room within 48 hours. 
  • I understand that I am responsible for getting the appropriate treatment while I am on leave, and that my readmission will be contingent on this treatment. 
  • I understand that there is a process to petition to return from medical leave, which begins with the Dean of Student’s office.  For questions email medreturn@tulane.edu.

Medical Leave

Medical Leave of Absence Protocol

Medical Leave of Absence Student Petition

Return from Medical Leave

Return from Medical Leave Protocol

Petition to Return from Medical Leave

Treatment Information Form