Withdrawal - Medical/Emergency

A student may request a voluntary withdrawal from the college for emergency and severe medical and/or psychological reasons.  Examples of situations that may fall into this category include:

  • An extended illness or major medical issue occurring during the semester the student is registered which requires hospitalization, is life threatening, or is contagious and a danger to the remainder of the college community.  A written verification by the attending physician is required.
  • A psychiatric/psychological emergency or severe, extended illness occurring during the semester the student is registered which requires hospitalization or that prevents the student from attending classes.  A written verification by the attending mental health therapist is required.
  • Death of the student or a member of the student’s immediate family (a mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife or child).

A medical withdrawal is used for all courses a student is currently taking and/or registered for.  If the withdrawal is approved, a grade of W will be assigned to the student’s record by the Registrar and a hold will be placed on the student account.  The student will be notified of disposition of the request within 10-12 business days and appropriate departments will be informed. 

Before a student may return due to a medical withdrawal, a statement must be provided from the same professional/facility with a recommendation that the student may return to Limestone and resume classes, whether at the main campus or online.

Medical withdrawals do not negate financial responsibility for courses.  Any refunds will fall under the general refund policy found on the Limestone University website here:



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