Eastern Oregon University acknowledges that emergency circumstances sometimes arise, often beyond your control, which may prevent you from being able to complete your coursework.
There are several options for you to consider:
Academic Withdrawal Requests
A student may drop from a course for any reason with no record on the student’s transcript before the end of the 4th week of the term. Thereafter, a student must withdraw from the course (see withdrawal policy – p.12 of EOU Catalog). Drop fees will be assessed in accordance with the fee policies stated in the Schedule of Classes.
Current term incomplete request (an extension of course time – p.16 of EOU Catalog)
Contact your instructor to request an Incomplete (I).
An I grade is assigned by the instructor if the quality of work is satisfactory, but students have been prevented by circumstances beyond their control from completing all of the requirements of the course. It is the instructor’s prerogative to judge the validity of these circumstances.
The instructor determines the step[s] the student must take to remove the deficiency, the time allowed for doing so, the alternate grade (usually F) to be assigned if they fail to complete the work in the time allowed. The student and the Registrar’s Office are informed of the instructor’s requirements in writing. Incomplete grades not removed by the date specified (limited to one term unless otherwise [agreed upon]) automatically revert to the alternate grade specified by the instructor.
- If you are on financial aid and your request for an Incomplete is approved, you need to be aware that you must still meet satisfactory academic progress standards. The approval of an extension of time may mean that you will not meet those standards.
- If you have questions, regarding financial implications as a result of incompletes, contact EOU’s Financial Aid Office at:
Telephone: (541) 962-3550,
Medical Withdrawal Requests
Students interested in a current term medical withdrawal, should follow the instructions below.
Step 1 – Complete and submit the “Medical Withdrawal Request” form. Note: This request is only valid for the current term, not for courses taken in any prior term.
You must submit this form before the end of the tenth week of the term for consideration.
Step 2 – Send documentation from an appropriate professional source (e.g., Healthcare provider) which specifically addresses & verifies your circumstances via postal mail, email, or fax to:
Office of Student Services
Eastern Oregon University
One University Boulevard, Inlow 113
La Grande, OR 97850
Upon receipt of your online “Medical Withdrawal Request” form AND accompanying document(s), your request will be reviewed. Notification of status of your request will be made using the e-mail address provided on the form.
Click here to read the Medical Withdrawal Policy found in the Student Handbook, pg. 71.
If you have a documented disability or suspect that you have a learning disorder and need assistance, please contact the Disability Services Office in Loso 234. Telephone: 541- 962-3235, or e-mail: email@example.com
Tuition Insurance (SallieMae)
EOU is pleased to offer the opportunity for students to purchase tuition insurance. Tuition insurance coverage allows you to protect your college investment by providing coverage for 100% reimbursement up to the policy limit for a covered medical withdrawal or 100% reimbursement up to the policy limit due to death of the tuition payer or death of student. For more information regarding SallieMae Tuition Insurance please click here.