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I am a graduate student; can I take a leave of absence or withdraw?

You are expected to complete your degree program without interruption.

If you’re granted a medical withdrawal or required to withdraw for a medical reason, you’re no longer registered for classes and no longer eligible to receive funding from or through MIT. This includes research or teaching assistantships. Under most circumstances, external fellowship funding is also suspended. You must contact your fellowship administrator for the applicable policy, since some fellowships pay stipends directly to students.

The Office of Graduate Education has general information on withdrawals and information on medical withdrawals.

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