Policies & Regulations
Student Affairs


Medical Withdrawal (Administrative)
Number: 5.0050P
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Effective Date: 12/18/2002
Revised Date: 5/9/2014
Responsible Division/Department:
Student Affairs


I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE

 

The medical withdrawal is intended as a university support for students missing significant time from classes due to a hospitalization or inpatient treatment. It is also intended for students who have not been hospitalized but who are experiencing a debilitating physically-based injury or illness or an incapacitating mental health disorder or issue which makes it extremely difficult or impossible for the student to continue to perform academically. An approved medical withdrawal allows such a student to withdraw from classes in a semester in order to get needed treatment while not being penalized academically or financially for doing so.

 

II. STATEMENT OF POLICY

 

Students who present with a medical condition that renders them incapable of functioning in the academic environment will be evaluated for a medical withdrawal from the University. The request for a withdrawal must be made within six (6) months from the last day of the semester the student is applying for a medical withdrawal. All requests including fee petitions that are medical in nature will be reviewed through the medical withdrawal process.