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Medical Withdrawals

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Medical Withdrawals

Withdrawing from the semester can affect a student in a variety of ways in which the Dean of Students Office is not able to counsel or advise. These include, but are not limited to: health insurance eligibility, Financial Aid status, scholarships, departmental standing for certain majors, athletics’ status, etc. The student should check with the applicable offices to clarify how his/her particular circumstances will be affected by withdrawal.

Please be aware that information obtained during your medical withdrawal application process can be released to other entities, such as legal guardians, if you have completed a Buckley form. To prevent any release of information, please review your Buckley form online through your OneStop account.

Each semester, the university issues a date up to which students can drop a course or withdraw themselves without grades. This deadline is about five weeks into each regular academic semester (earlier in summer terms). This deadline is set with the idea that students have a period of time to decide their ability or level of commitment to individual courses or the whole course load for the semester. Once this deadline has passed, it is assumed that the student has made a commitment to complete that semester. Only in exceptional circumstances can this implied contract be broken.

  • Types of Withdrawal:

    • Self-withdrawal

      A student is able to withdraw him/herself until the last day of classes each semester with grades. This means that any course that the student is passing will earn a Withdraw Passing (WP) grade. No credit will be earned for the course, but nothing will count against the student’s cumulative GPA. Any course that the student is failing will earn a Withdraw Failing (WF) grade. Again, no credit will be earned, but the hours will count against the student’s cumulative GPA.

    • Voluntary Medical Withdrawal

      For a student who is medically or psychologically impaired and wishes to petition for withdrawal without grades, he/she may apply for a medical withdrawal if the medical or psychological condition he/she experienced significantly impaired his/her ability to function as a student.

      • Medical Withdrawal: a withdrawal for students who are unable to complete their course work for the semester due to medical or mental health issues. Requests will be evaluated by the Medical Withdrawal Committee consisting of professionals in Student Health Services (SHS), the Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD), Dean of Students Office (DOS), and Disability and Support Services (DSS).

Medical Withdrawal / Drop Forms:

Center for Counseling
Disability Support
Office fo Student Rights and Reponsibilities
Student Legal Services
Student Health
Victim Services
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