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Health Service will review and consider requests for selective medical
class drops for students who are unable to complete all of their classes
due to medical illness or injury; provide the appropriate medical
information; and complete the required forms.
Requests for exemption to the university course drop policy for medical reasons are considered only when unforeseeable and uncontrolled circumstances prevail. Poor performance in course work, missed deadlines, or a course grade’s adverse effect on a student’s grade point average, probationary standing, or other eligibility is not, in itself, a sufficient basis for a medical drop.
Recommendations for medical drops are generally granted when a student has a specific problem in a class preventing successful completion of that class (i.e. a broken arm and needs to drop a tennis class). A medical drop may also be recommended to lighten a course load when a student develops new chronic illness or has surgery requiring a prolonged recovery.
Requests for medical drops will not be considered after the last regularly scheduled class meeting prior to the final examination for the course(s) in question except where earlier requests could not have been possible due to medical reasons. (i.e. hospitalization)
Students requesting medical drops must be passing the course at the time of the onset of the medical problem and must have had acceptable class attendance prior to the onset of the medical problem. Students not seen at Student Health Service are responsible to provide medical documentation from the attending medical provider including the anticipated length of time the student is expected to be out of class. Contact the SHS Administrative Assistant for more information concerning the medical drop process at (252) 328-6841, option 9.