Request a Short Term Leave of Absence

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In the event of an immediate and significant health of family emergency, a student may request a Short Term Leave of Absence (SLOA). A SLOA is intended to provide relief until a long term solution can be determined or the student resumes his or her academic course of study.

If SLOA is approved, the student will not be penalized for missed class time. Upon return to the academic program, the student is responsible for working with instructors to complete missed assignments and complete the course requirements.

Examples of a significant health or family emergency include (but are not limited to):

  • Death or significant injury of a parent, grandparent, sibling, significant other or child
  • Significant accident injury or major illness that requires hospitalization
  • Health and or safety concerns (risk to self or others)
  • Childbirth

Short term leave of absence request process

  1. Review the Excused Absence Policy to determine if a Short Term Leave of Absence is required. Students requesting a leave for military purposes should following the steps outline in the Military Leave Policy, if requested time away exceeds two days.  A student experiencing a significant health or family emergency as described above or requesting excused absences longer than two days should proceed to step 2. 
  2. Student submits an online Short Term Leave of Absence Form
  3. Turn completed form for review into the Registrar, Susan Neppl, if documentation was not included in the online request form.
  4. Submitted form is reviewed by the the Registrar
  5. The Registrar may request further documentation to support the SLOA request
  6. Reviewed form is forwarded to the Program Dean for final approval
  7. Upon approval of a SLOA, notification of the approved leave is submitted to the Office of the Registrar
  8. The Office of the Registrar notifies all applicable course instructors of the approved leave

If you have questions, contact:

Susan Neppl
Registrar
sneppl@nwhealth.edu

952-887-1387

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