Please refer to the Midwestern University Catalog Academic Policies section for a complete description of the Leave of Absence Policy.  Before voluntarily requesting a leave for personal reasons or after being placed on a mandatory leave for academic reasons, a student must make an appointment with the appropriate Program Director or designee 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 minimum allotted time for completion of academic programs.