How does a non-medical leave of absence affect your F-1 status
Students who need a non-medical leave of absence, which includes any reason that is not medical, will need to apply to the Office of Global Services as well as to their college/graduate school for a leave of absence. The medical condition of a relative does not constitute a medical leave of absence; a medical leave can be granted only if the student has a medical condition.
Additionally, if a student applies for an Emergency Leave from the We Care Office at Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu/wecare) they must also apply for a non-medical leave of absence from the Office of Global Services since federal government regulations recognize only medical and non-medical leaves.
All students who take a leave of absence of any kind are responsible for reviewing and understanding institutional policies regarding withdrawing from courses in the Northeastern Course Catalog.