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Registering Subsequent to Medical Withdrawal
Medical Withdrawal Policy
Accidents or illnesses that interfere with a student’s
completion of an academic term may be the basis for withdrawal from all courses;
partial medical withdrawals are not considered. Application for a medical
withdrawal must be completed within 90 days of the end of the semester in
question. A medical withdrawal will be granted only once during the student’s
enrollment at RMU. Students may withdraw in subsequent terms under the published
withdrawal schedule, but will not be granted additional medical
Academic Implications: If the medical withdrawal
application includes a request for a course grade change, the instructor who
assigned the grade will be notified. The final decision to change the grade
will rest with the course instructor. No grade will be changed without the
consent of the course instructor.
Financial Implications: Students requesting a
medical withdrawal early enough in the semester may be
eligible for tuition refund based on the withdrawal schedule
established for traditional, graduate/non-traditional, and doctorate students.
Medical Withdrawal Application
To initiate a medical withdrawal application, the
- Should consult with their faculty advisor to discuss
issues relate to their academic progress toward graduation and student
financial services to become familiar with financial implications of any
withdrawal before submitting their Medical Withdrawal Request Form.
contact the Registrar’s Office to process a withdrawal from the all
courses that are to be included in the medical withdrawal
the following information to the Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs along
with the Medical Withdrawal Request Form:
Medical Withdrawal Request Form, which can be obtained in the Registrar’s
from the treating health care provider stating the reason for the medical
withdrawal. The documentation must be on the health care provider’s
letterhead, signed by the health care provider, and include the date of
the accident or period of illness.
The Vice Provost for Academic
Affairs will review the application and provide a recommendation to the
Provost, who renders the final decision on the Medical Withdrawal Application.
The student will be informed of the decision in writing. If the medical withdrawal
is approved and the student wishes to enroll for a future term, a separate
letter from the treating health care provider must be received by the Vice
Provost for Academic Affairs The letter should state that the student is
medically fit to resume classes at the University. Students should seek
reinstatement no later than 60 days before the start of the desired semester.
For additional information
pertaining to medical withdrawals, see Academic Policies.