A temporary leave of absence may be granted to a student for reasons such as health, military service, work or study abroad. A leave of absence will permit a student to re-enter Missouri Valley College without having to re-apply or to pay the application fee. A leave of absence is good for one year. A student who is involuntarily called to active duty in the military reserve or National Guard will be granted a leave for the duration of the recall. It is expected that most students will take leave at the end of the semester; however, in extreme cases, when students must take a leave of absence in mid-semester, they will need to consult with Student Affairs, Financial Aid and the Registrar to determine their status for the remainder of that semester. A leave of absence must be requested in writing. Please note, this leave of absence policy is an institutional policy and differs from a leave of absence as defined by the US Department of Education.