Excused Withdrawals Due to Medical or Personal Circumstances
An excused withdrawal request may be considered in a case in which serious illness, injury or family tragedy prevents a student from continuing his or her class, and other arrangements or an incomplete from the instructor is not possible. All applications for an excused withdrawal require thorough third-party supporting evidence (i.e. - typed doctor's note, death certificate, etc.) This evidence is required in addition to a typed note from the student with current date and signature of the student. Excused withdrawal requests must indicate the reason, the period of the leave, and why the difficulties prohibit the student from completing the semester, It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from classes.
The Dean of Students will only consider a request for a complete excused withdrawal within the academic year. Applications for partial excused withdrawals are rarely granted and the request must be especially well documented to justify the selective nature of the partial request. [If the request is for a prior semester within one year and the student did not drop or receive a W for the class(es), a grade change from the former professors or appropriate chairperson would have to be granted in order to be considered for an excused withdrawal from the Dean of Students]*
Prior to withdrawal, students are recommended to meet with an Educational Counselor in the Center for Educational and Retention Counseling (CERC).
Steps in the excused withdrawal process:
If you are requesting a partial excused withdrawal Call the Dean of Student's Office at 516.572.7135 for further instructions.