It also depends upon the surgeon's schedule. I think a consult would answer these questions. I had a 2-step with 8 weeks between surgery. I would have been fine to go to school. I also had a complication-free surgery. If he has a 2-step it might be better for him to enter college at winter quarter instead of stressing on getting well. He can get his start date deferred.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free