Medical Withdrawals

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    •  Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the University for medical reasons must arrange an appointment with the Director of Counseling &Wellness Services (Gilligan Student Union Building-308, 201-200-3165). However, in the event that the Director of Counseling & Wellness is unavailable to process a medical withdrawal, the request should be directed to the Dean of Students (Gilligan Student Union Building-127, 201-200-3525).
    • At the time of the meeting with the director the student should present: 1) a letter requesting a medical withdrawal for the semester and 2) a letter from an appropriate healthcare profession on letterhead stationary/prescription pad. The healthcare professional should state the health condition of the student (details are not necessary) and specifically state that the student should not continue school for the remainder of the semester.
    • The interview is used to review the situation of the student and to inform him/her of the process for returning to school.
    • An in-person interview is not conducted in some instances because students are physically not able to come on campus. In such instances the information is faxed to the Counseling Center (or when appropriate, the Office of the Dean of Students).
    • After the interview a formal letter is sent to the Registrar (along with the original letters the student submitted) requesting that the student be withdrawn for the semester. Copies of the letters are maintained in the Counseling Center. The student is also sent a copy of the letter.
    • Medical withdrawals are not processed after the semester ends since at that time grades will have been submitted by professors and it becomes an academic issue.
    • Requests for medical withdrawals after the semester ends should be directed to the appropriate college dean (Arts and Sciences, Education, or Professional Studies).

     

    Note: Medical withdrawals are processed only for undergraduate students in the Counseling Center. Graduate students are to contact their respective academic/college dean who will investigate the request with the concerned faculty member. 

     
     
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