Students requesting a withdrawal for medical reasons must request the withdrawal in writing through the use of the official withdrawal form obtained through the Registrar’s Office and provide appropriate medical documentation prior to granting of the withdrawal. Refunds, if warranted, will be processed according to University policies and Federal Regulation regarding Title IV funds.
In making a decision to approve a student’s request for a medically related absence or withdrawal, the Associate Dean of Students will consider relevant medical and other information available, including information provided in a timely manner by the student. The student may be asked to sign a medical records release, and to authorize direct communication between the Student Health Services Director (or designee) or Counseling Service Director (or designee) and the student’s medical provider(s) regarding the circumstances and the student’s medical information, and to authorize the Director to share the substance of those communications with the Associate Dean of Students or others, as appropriate.
If a student declines to authorize communications between and among the student’s provider, the Associate Dean of Students, and Health Services or Counseling Services and/or declines to authorize the release of medical records, then the Associate Dean of Students will make the decision after considering all of the available information. Additional conditions may be required of the student requesting to return depending on the student’s medical condition (e.g. requirements for continued treatment, professional monitoring of the student’s condition by a local treatment team, etc.). In such cases the student will be notified of the additional requirements prior to the student’s return.
Students may be granted a withdrawal for medical reasons at any time and readmission is contingent upon the condition being resolved or managed successfully. In such cases, the Associate Dean of Students may require information from a physician or therapist attesting to the readiness of the student to successfully resume studies.
Students who need a reasonable accommodation for a disability in conjunction with their return to enrollment should promptly contact the office of Student Accessibility and Support Services and follow the required protocols.