Requesting a Leave of Absence (LOA)
If a student in good academic standing wishes to take time away from MIT, they may consider taking a Leave of Absence (LOA). A student can request to take one leave of absence during their undergraduate career, the duration of which can be between one and four semesters away from MIT. Students are eligible to request a LOA up to ten days following the first day of classes of the semester. If a student’s time away extends beyond two years, their return to MIT will follow the Request to Return process for a Personal Leave.