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A Medical Withdrawal is initiated by a student when the student's medical condition interferes with his or her ability to do coursework, manage day-to-day functions, or live safely in the university environment. The purpose of a Medical Withdrawal is to support the student in taking time away from school to receive treatment, to focus their time and resources on improving their health, and eventually return to the university with a significantly improved chance of academic and personal success.
Please carefully review the Policy and Procedure prior to completing and submitting the required documents. This procedure applies to all students registered for classes at the university including those enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, online and professional studies courses.
Additional Information for International Students Seeking Medical Withdrawal
An F-1 or J-1 visa holder cannot maintain F-1 or J-1 status without registration in a full-time course load unless otherwise authorized by the ISSO. Students CAN be authorized to engage in a reduction of course load or a medical leave based on ongoing medical issues through the Medical Reduced Course Load process.
An International Student requesting a medical leave or a reduction of course load for medical reasons must: