If you reach a point in your academic career and find that you need to take a leave of absence for a semester or academic year, you should work with your program to determine the best course of action and to complete the leave of absence form. If you need take a medical leave, you need to reach out to the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli, to request information about the process. Once the leave of absence form is complete, it should be returned to Alyssa Canelli at acanelli@brandeis.edu.