Expectations While on Personal Leave

When students go on leave, their 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.  Most often, we expect students to engage in sustained, productive activity during their time away from MIT. Recommendations often include a full time course load at another university, part-time study combined with employment, or full-time employment. It is always our hope that expectations will be a helpful guideline as you plan your leave. We want to make sure you feel better on your return, as well as able to jump back into the rigor of MIT.
In cases where coursework is expected, 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.
If circumstances change during leave, expectations may be added or modified by the deans in consultation with the student. Decisions about leave expectations or changes to leave expectations are made together with the student, but the final decisions rest with our deans.