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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:
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.27 of EOU Catalog, 2016-17). Drop fees will be assessed in accordance with the fee policies stated in the Schedule of Classes. Use the following form which is routed to the Registrar’s Office for processing:
Contact your instructor to request an Incomplete (I).
An “I” grade (Incomplete) 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.
Instructions for a medical withdrawal are listed below. Please note that these steps do not guarantee that a medical withdrawal will be approved OR that the withdrawal will occur immediately. Most withdrawals take one to three weeks to complete, depending on the circumstances of the withdrawal.
Important to note: Withdrawals do NOT refund your tuition. An approved medical withdrawal request may allow penalties on late withdrawals to be waived.
Step One: Students must first speak with our Director of Student Relations, Colleen Dunne-Cascio. Students will need to provide details pertaining to their circumstances requesting a medical withdrawal. The Director of Student Relations will assist students in connecting to resources and understanding what this process entails, if it is deemed appropriate to continue forward.
Step Two: Once your withdrawal is permitted, you will be emailed (to your EOU email) the link to the withdrawal form from email@example.com. It is the student’s responsibility to complete this form. Failure to complete the form will result in no progress for your withdrawal.
Step Three: Once the form is complete and submitted, Student Affairs will communicate with your professors, college dean(s), etc. to get authorization. As long as all parties approve of the withdrawal request, Student Affairs will inform you when the process is complete by sending an email to your EOU email.
Click here to read the Medical Withdrawal Policy
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 Hall Room 234. Telephone: 541- 962-3235, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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