Graduate Medical or Compassionate Withdrawal Policy

Graduate Medical or Compassionate Withdrawal Policy

Sponsor:

School for Graduate Studies and School of Nursing and Allied Health

Contact:

Graduate Student and Academic Services

Category:

Graduate Studies

Number:

310.010

Effective Date:

09/01/2019

Implementation History:

Keywords:

Graduate, Withdrawal, Medical, Compassionate, Academic Standing

Background Information:

Purpose

To identify conditions under which a student may receive a medical or compassionate withdrawal from graduate courses.

Definitions

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Statements

A student who experiences a serious and unexpected medical issue or has an immediate family member die or experience a serious and unexpected medical issue that prevents the student from completing their coursework may request a medical or compassionate withdrawal from the dean, or designee, of the appropriate school. Medical or compassionate withdrawal requests must be made during the term of enrollment. They may not be requested or granted retroactively after the last day of a term. Requests for medical or compassionate withdrawals should be supported by appropriate medical or other documentation. Medical or compassionate withdrawals are granted at the sole discretion of the dean, or designee. Courses from which a student is medically or compassionately withdrawn do not count toward attempted courses for the purposes of the Course Repeat Limit. It is important to note that a medical or compassionate withdrawal does not exclude courses from the Satisfactory Academic Progress calculations for financial aid eligibility.

Appeals
An explanation of the appeals process is in the Academic Appeals Policy and Procedures.  

Applicable Legislation and Regulations

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Related References, Policies, Procedures, Forms and Appendices

Graduate Evaluation and Grading Policy, financial aid policies, and Graduate Academic Standing Policy