Under certain circumstances, the School of Nursing and Health Studies may grant permission for a student to go on official leave of absence. Normally, such a leave will be granted only for personal or family emergency situations and will be granted for a specific length of time. If LOA is granted, it will then be the student's responsibility to contact the MN Advisor one quarter in advance of his/her return to active status in the program. If prior petition for LOA is not made (or petition is denied) and a student fails to register for the next quarter, or if a student on LOA status fails to return in the quarter specified, the student will be dropped from the graduate program and will be required to apply for reinstatement during some future application period. LOA may be requested after completion of one quarter of graduate schooling.