Student Withdrawals

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.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:

Incomplete Requests

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.

Please NOTE:

  • 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 an “incomplete” being granted, contact EOU’s Financial Aid Office at:
    Telephone: (541) 962-3550,

Medical Withdrawal Requests

Instructions for students interested in a current term medical withdrawal:

Step 1 – Complete and submit the “Withdrawal Request to Student Affairs” form. Note: This request is only valid for the current term, not for courses taken in any prior term.

For medical withdrawals to be processed, you must first speak with our Director of Student Relations, Colleen Dunne-Cascio. You may call Student Affairs at 541-962-3635 or email If a form is submitted without speaking with our Director, they will reach out to you before processing the request.

Step 2 – Send documentation from an appropriate professional source (e.g., Healthcare provider) which specifically addresses & verifies your circumstances. You may attach the documentation to the Request Form (above) at time of submission, or send as an email attachment to, send via FAX to 541-962-3924 or route via U.S. Mail to the following address:

Office of Student Affairs
Eastern Oregon University
One University Boulevard, Inlow Hall 113
La Grande, OR 97850
Telephone: 541-962-3635
Fax: 541-962-3924

Upon receipt of your online “Withdrawal Request” form AND accompanying document(s), your request will be reviewed. Notification of status of your request will be made using the student’s EOU e-mail address.

Click here to read the Medical Withdrawal Policy. A copy may found in the Student Handbook.

Disability Assistance

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: