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Reinstatement from MLOA

Process for Reinstatement from MLOA

Step 1: Apply for Reinstatement From MLOA

To begin the process of applying for a reinstatement from a MLOA, students must complete a Request for Reinstatement from Medical Leave of Absence form.

Step 2: Contact Counseling, Health and Wellness (CHW)

The student must schedule an interview for reinstatement with CHW and provide documentation of treatment efforts/resolution. Students should also sign a release of information allowing their current treatment providers to speak with CHW staff. Counseling, Health and Wellness will provide the Director of Student Affairs with a recommendation regarding the student's physical and/or psychological readiness to return to the university.

Step 3: Determination

The Director of Student Affairs will make a determination regarding reinstatement based on the recommendation provided by Counseling, Health and Wellness. Reinstatement is based on the student's readiness to manage an academic course load and safely function in our community. Once the request is approved, the Director of Student Affairs will notify the student in writing of the determination, remove the Student Affairs hold on the student’s account and notify the appropriate NU-Q departments of the student’s change in status. If the reinstatement is denied, the student may appeal the determination (see how below).

Step 4: Complete the Former Student To Re-Enter Form

If reinstatement is approved, complete the FRET Form (Application for Former Student to Re-Enter) and submit it to Student Records.

Deadlines for Reinstatement

Applications for reinstatement and all supporting documents must be completed and submitted to Counseling, Health, and Wellness 6 weeks prior to the first day of the anticipated semester of return. Applications for reinstatement will NOT be considered after the deadlines.

Semester of Return Application for Reinstatement Deadlines
Spring 2017 November 27, 2016
Summer 2017 March 26, 2017
Fall 2017 July 16, 2017
Spring 2018 December 3, 2017
Summer 2018 April 15, 2018

Appeal

If reinstatement is denied, the student may appeal the determination to the dean of Northwestern University in Qatar (or his or her designee) in writing within three (3) business days of the decision. The appeal should be made in writing and should set forth the basis for the appeal. The dean of Northwestern University in Qatar (or his or her designee) shall review the record and any additional information submitted by the student and renders a decision within ten (10) business days of receiving the appeal. The dean of Northwestern University in Qatar’s (or his or her designee) decision shall be final. The dean of Northwestern University in Qatar (or his or her designee) may extend the time limit for her/his decision as necessary.

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