A student who has requested a return from a MLOA must be able to demonstrate improvement from the precipitating concern, in addition to a progressive and sustained ability to cope with, address, and reduce the behaviors and concerns that necessitated a student’s temporary hiatus from Loyola University Maryland.
In order to demonstrate that the student has progressed, improved and presently exhibits readiness to return to Loyola, it is required that the student’s health care provider and/or treatment team submit the After Care Form to the Assistant Vice President for Student Development who may be reached by phone at (410) 617-5646 or by fax at (410) 617-5124. This documentation must include a clear summary of the student’s progress while away from the University, in addition to specific treatment recommendations that will facilitate a seamless transition back to Loyola University Maryland. Students are expected and required to follow all treatment recommendations that the health care provider includes for continued care. Any medical or psychological treatment that is recommended will need to occur with off-campus providers, and Loyola can assist with referrals if that would be helpful.
The After Care Form is due on December 1 for consideration for a spring semester return, May 1 for summer sessions, and July 15 for the fall semester. This timeline will allow for the Medical Review Committee to have sufficient time to review the documentation. Additionally, if the information that is received is insufficient or unclear, the University must have ample time to contact a student’s health care provider and/or treatment team to clarify questions and receive adequate documentation. If documentation is not received by the day it is due, and/or the University has received insufficient information and is unable to secure adequate documentation in a timely manner, a student’s return to the University may be denied.