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Medical Withdrawals

When the need for the withdrawal clearly pertains to accommodation requirements or disability related factors such as change in condition, hospitalization, etc.; ASD will recommend a medical withdrawal. Before forwarding the recommendation to the Office of the Registrar, ASD will:

  • request that you submit a doctor's letter or other specified document to verify the requirement.
  • review potential implications on funding with you to
    • identify what steps you will need to take now to protect your future eligibility
    • prepare supporting documentation that may be required by the funding agency.
  • review what impact withdrawal will have on academic standing,
    • discuss what recommendations can be made related to the grade that will appear on the academic record.
  • discuss what recommendations can be made regarding refunds based on time of enrollment, condition of course materials, reason for withdrawal, in accordance with AU policies for Refunds and Returns.
  • Upon your acceptance of the above, ASD will forward the request and recommendations to the Office of the Registrar for approval and processing.
  • ASD will provide confirmation of the decision.
  • Subject to the payment of fees, you may re-register in the course at any time. A learning resources fee may also be applied if the course has been revised.

For further information see: Stasis Withdrawals and Applying for Medical and Stasis Withdrawals.

Updated April 30 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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