Are there expectations of me while I am on leave?
When students go on leave, expectations are determined on a case by case basis in consultation with their S3 dean. It is important that you have a full understanding of these expectations at the time of your leave. Students are usually expected to engage in sustained, productive activity during their time away from MIT. Students on medical leave are usually expected to seek treatment outside of MIT Medical during the leave. Students are encouraged to consult with clinicians at MIT Medical, in collaboration with outside medical providers, to develop and follow through on a treatment plan. S3 may individually determine other leave requirements that reflect the student’s needs and circumstances. A student whose medical circumstances are coupled with academic challenges may benefit from coursework at another institution, and, in some cases, this will be required by the CAP. In such cases, students often engage in some combination of taking classes and employment. Classes should be rigorous and taken at a four-year college or university with earned grades of B or better. Audited and online classes will not be considered. Students may wish to consult with appropriate academic departments at MIT to identify classes that may qualify for transfer credit at MIT.