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 the Dean of Students Office in Student Affairs.
For students enrolled in Newcomb Tulane College or the School of Professional Advancement, you can complete this process with your Academic Advisor or the Assistant Dean of Students. You can schedule with your academic advisor online at Academic Advising or by phone at (504) 865-5798. You can schedule with the Assistant Dean of Students by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (504) 314-2129, or by scheduling an appointment here.
For Graduate and Professional students, you can complete this process with the Assistant Dean of Students by emailing email@example.com, calling (504) 314-2129, or by scheduling an appointment here.
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:
If you are already working with a Case Manager, they will connect you with the appropriate university official.
A. While on a medical leave, you are expected to receive adequate, ongoing treatment from an illness-specific, properly credentialed treatment program or clinician(s).
B. You must allow for the appropriate time to complete the treatment that is recommended or that the condition that precipitated the need for a withdrawal has been successfully treated such that the condition no longer adversely affects your ability to successfully or safely function in the university environment.
C. Clinical documentation of this treatment will be submitted when you petition to return to the University.
D. If at any point you have questions about treatment expectations or any part of the petition to return process, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Dean of Student's office at (504) 314-2160.
Medical Withdrawal-Medical Leave of Absence Student Petition
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Any student who wishes to return from a medical leave will petition to return following the outlined protocol. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all steps are completed, and all requested documentation is received by the Assistant Dean of Students – Division of Student Affairs in accordance with the guidelines below.
Deadlines for Submitting Documentation
Documents to Submit
All documents should be submitted to: email@example.com. Use email subject format: Last Name, First Initial.