Unfortunately, there may be times in a student’s academic
career when unexpected medical situations arise that interfere with the
student’s ability to be academically successful in a given semester. There are two types of
medical withdrawals. Regular Medical Withdrawal must be requested prior to the
last day of the semester. Retroactive Medical Withdrawal must be requested
within 6 months of the last day of the semester.
If you believe a student is in need of medical withdrawal,
please consider the following requirements under the official policy:
A Medial Withdrawal will withdraw the student
from all classes for the semester requested. Students are unable to choose
which classes to specifically withdraw from.
The effective date for the Medical Withdrawal is
determined by the UA Student Health Center physician.
Both the student and treating licensed
healthcare provider must complete the official Medical Withdrawal form (with
dates corresponding to the timeline requested) to begin the process of Medical
Withdrawal. A letter from a physician alone will not suffice.
It’s important to note that once a Medical Withdrawal has
been processed, a registration hold is placed on the student account. To return
to campus for enrollment, the treating healthcare provider must complete the
Licensed Provider Recommendation for Medical Clearance Form that supports the
student’s ability to return to campus. A list of all forms needed can be found below.
purpose of this policy is to provide academic relief to the student, not
financial relief. Please refer the
Student Receivables website for
the financial impact of withdrawals at different stages in the semester.
If you are
unsure about whether medical withdrawal is the appropriate course of action for
one of your students, please call Cheryl Rosamond at (205) 348-7164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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