Syracuse UniversityStudent Assistance

Medical Leave of Absence

A medical leave of absence (MLOA) is an action initiated by a student to leave the University for medical, psychological, and/or substance abuse-related conditions when the conditions are impacting their ability to function safely or successfully in the University environment.

A student wishing to take a medical leave of absence must first discuss this request with a case manager in Student Assistance by calling 315-443-4357(HELP).

Important to note:

  • If your medical leave is related to physical health concerns, additional information about the MLOA process, including required documentation, can be found on the Health Services website.
  • If your medical leave is related to mental health concerns, additional information about the mental health MLOA process, including required documentation, can be found on the Counseling Center website.