The College is aware that students may on occasion experience medical conditions or be involved in accidents which prove disruptive to the student’s ability to complete the courses in which they are enrolled for a particular semester. In such instances, the student should promptly report to her/his instructors to indicate that s/he will be unable to attend classes. In such cases, three possible courses of action exist:
Requests for a medical withdrawal must be submitted in a timely manner from the time the student becomes aware that s/he must discontinue course pursuit. Under normal conditions, it is expected that such requests will be submitted prior to the beginning of final exams for the semester in progress.
The request for medical withdrawal will be reviewed by the Director of Enrollment Services. Where such requests are approved, the student will be withdrawn from class(es) retroactive to the beginning of the semester and no reference to the enrollment will be noted on the student on the student transcript. For a student approved for medical withdrawal, it will be necessary for the student to re-enroll in a subsequent semester and complete the required work in order to receive credit for completion of the course(s) from which s/he withdrew.
Refunds generated by such action will be returned to the source of the payment, and for those students receiving financial aid there should be awareness that such action could create a financial receivable due the College and/or the aid program. The student should also be aware that approval of the medical withdrawal could affect the student’s eligibility for financial aid in subsequent semesters.
In the event the request for medical withdrawal is denied, the student will have a right to appeal the decision by written request to the Dean of Academic Support Services or appropriate successor office. Again, appropriate medical documentation signed by the student’s physician must accompany the appeal request.