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Can I return from an approved leave of absence earlier than the date approved for my leave?

Yes. Graduate students may be reinstated for any term prior to, but no later than, the term (excluding summer) immediately following the expiration of the leave. Students must confer with their principal advisor or graduate program coordinator and the dean of the Graduate College prior to the expiration of their approved leave of absence to discuss the terms of their reinstatement, any conditions related to resuming their studies after the leave, and to obtain required signatures of approval. Students must be reminded that leaves of absence are term specific, even in instances of early reinstatement; i.e., the first day of a term is always used to define the leave of absence return date.