Mental Health LOA

LOA Re-Entry Deadlines

Fall Semester:
   July 15th

Spring Semester:
   November 15th

Summer Sessions:
   April 15th

Students have different start and end dates to their semesters and deadlines determined on a case by case basis.

To schedule an assessment

Student Counseling Services
Harper Center 1st Floor
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178
Voice: 402.280.2735
Fax: 402.280.1859

For More Information

Dr. Wayne Young, Jr.
Associate Vice Provost
Division of Student Life
Creighton University
Voice: 402.280.2775
Fax: 402.280.4706


Leave of Absence (LOA) for Mental Health Re-Entry

Creighton University provides students the option to take a Leave of Absence (LOA) for mental health reasons.  The process and authority to grant a LOA from Creighton University starts in the Dean's office of a student's school or college. Upon receiving a LOA, the student's school or college notifies the Division of Student Life to coordinate the re-entry process with the student as Student Life's goal is to accompany the student as they transition.

After a student has received mental health treatment, the process of re-entry to Creighton University begins. This process includes connecting a student with Student Counseling Services to develop a plan of care prior to registering and restarting classes. The table and links below provide students with the information needed to navigate the LOA re-entry process at Creighton University. Please read through the steps below or you can download a pdf copy of the steps--> Steps for Re-Entry after a LOA for Mental Health (pdf)

Steps for Re-Entry after a Mental Health LOA

Step 1: Ask Provider(s) for a Recommendation & Grant a Full Release
Ask your provider(s) to send a written recommendation to Student Counseling Services and give your approval for a full release to Student Counseling Services. The written recommendation must be received by November 15th (for re-entry for the Spring semester) or July 15th (for re-entry for the Fall semester). Please reference the “Instructions for Mental Health Care Providers” for this recommendation. Ask your provider(s) to send this written recommendation prior to contacting Student Counseling Services to schedule an assessment.

Step 2: Schedule an Assessment with Student Counseling Services
When you have confirmed that your provider(s) have sent a written recommendation to Student Counseling Services and you have approved for a full release to Student Counseling Services at Creighton University, please contact Student Counseling Services to schedule an assessment. (Student Counseling Services at Creighton University can be reached at 402.280.2735 voice.)

Step 3: Meet with Student Life
One to two days after meeting with Student Counseling Services, you will meet with Dr. Wayne Young, Jr., Associate Vice Provost for Student Life, or his designee, to complete a Student Life Student Support Plan. This meeting will be scheduled after a student meets with the Director of Student Counseling Services or his/her designee. The Student Support Plan will include recommendations from Student Counseling Services and is an agreement between the University and the student. Students will be asked to agree to a student support plan and a limited release of information at this meeting.