NCU Catalog - May 2016 
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NCU Catalog - May 2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MLOA Criteria & Process

Leave Duration

By default, all students requesting a Military Leave of Absence are granted the longest possible leave without exceeding 90 days beyond their assignment end date. Academic Advisors ensure that the MLOA return date coincides with a valid course start date, and contact students on Military Leave of Absence within 30 days after the end of their deployment to confirm or adjust the timing of their return as needed.


Date of
Start Date
MLOA Begin
Assignment End
Assignment End Date + 90 Days Latest MLOA Return Date*
11/1/2010 12/1/2010 11/1/2010 3/10/2011 6/8/2011 6/5/2011

*The 90 day rule provides the student up to June 10th to return, however, the course start date of 6/5/2011 is the last that occurs before the student exceeds the 90 day limit. Therefore, the student must return on 6/5/2011.

Courses in Progress

Students going on military leave are given a WL grade for all in-progress courses. Such MLOA students are considered in Leave status. When they return from their critical military duty, the student is reissued the course(s), with the same faculty if available. Students on military leave return to their studies without incurring financial penalty.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is not negatively affected by a WL grade. In addition, time away while on an approved MLOA is not counted in the calculation of a student’s maximum timeframe for their program if the student has been continuously enrolled and is in good standing.

Additional Guidelines

  • Active Duty or Veteran support as needed (ex: medical or personal emergencies)
  • Boot Camp
  • Department of Defense (example: nurses in combat zones)
  • Deployment (This may be in excess of one calendar year)
  • National Guard
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station; transfer of permanent duty station)
  • Reservist
  • Restricted duty (Service members may serve in areas where access to online communication is restricted or unavailable)
  • Separation from service
  • Special missions
  • TDY (Temporary duty assignment, which could be for military training, school or medical evaluation)
  • Technical School
  • Written Requests from Commanding Officer