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.