Return from Medical Leave of Absence

Last updated: August 26, 2019

Medical Leave of Absence

A Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA) should be considered if completing your undergraduate course work is not possible due to health- related matters.    A medical leave of absence is an opportunity to receive appropriate treatment and engage in self-reflection. Duke University hopes that all students will receive effective treatment and apply to return for the purpose of degree completion.

Readmission Application

Last updated: September 30, 2019

The retrun application is an online application. 

Students must comply with all policies regarding leaves and eligibility for return, and are advised to carefully review the Returning Student Checklist.

Office of Student Returns
Duke University
Box 90052
Durham, NC 27708

Part A: Online Return Application

All students, regardless of their separation category must complete Part A fo the return application. 

Checklist for Returning Students

Last updated: August 26, 2019

Instructions/General Reminders

  1. Remember the application deadline: Send your application materials between October 1 and November 1 for a return for the spring semester, between March 1 and April 1 for the summer session, and between June 1 and July 1 for the fall semester. You should not assume a late application is acceptable.   A $30 application fee should be submitted with your application and mailed directly to the Office of Student Returns.

Office of Student Returns

Last updated: August 26, 2019

The Office of Student Returns (OSR)  reviews, develops and implements official university policies related to undergraduate students leaving and returning to Duke post-matriculation. The mission of the OSR is to guide students through the separation and return process and to make both points of transition as smooth as possible. In accomplishing this aim, the OSR works closely with the student's Academic Dean and other campus partners in order to maximize a student's successful transition.