The Medical Withdrawal Procedure will conclude with a final committee meeting on August 19, 2020, after which point the procedure will become inactive. The Medical Withdrawal Procedure is being replaced by the Medical Leave and Return Process (MLRP). To learn more about the MLRP, please visit the “Medical Leave” section of the Dean of Students Office website and explore the full MLRP Summary document.

Withdrawal after the middle of the semester may be granted by the Medical Withdrawal Committee only in exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances are generally unforeseen occurrences that significantly limit a student’s ability to withdraw prior to mid-term. A withdrawal after the middle of the term of instruction is an extraordinary remedy and is intended to be applied narrowly.

All requests for consideration of Withdrawal for Medical Reasons must be initiated in the Office of the Associate Dean (or designee) of the student’s college or the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC), who will submit the appropriate request form.

Students requesting a medical withdrawal for the current term must be enrolled in their classes in order for a medical withdrawal to be processed. Therefore, students should not drop their classes if they are pursuing a request for medical withdrawal in the current term. 

This procedure governs requests for an exception to the standard University withdrawal policy based on exceptional circumstances that are medical in nature. See the list below for additional information on Medical Withdrawal and Readiness to Return:

University Medical Withdrawal and Readiness to Return Procedure

Medical Withdrawal Committee Meeting Dates 

Date of Committee Meeting

Date All Materials Due for Placement on Agenda*

 January 22, 2020

 January 8, 2020

 February 26, 2020

 February 12, 2020

 March 25, 2020

 March 11, 2020

 April 29, 2020

 April 15, 2020

 May 27, 2020

 May 13, 2020

 June 24, 2020

 June 10, 2020

 July 22, 2020

 July 8, 2020

 August 19, 2020

 August 5, 2020


*The signed Patient Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information form and medical treatment records must be received by the University Physician at least two weeks prior to a scheduled committee meeting in order to appear on the agenda.

Low and no cost options for health care may be explored on campus and in the community.

To initiate a request, contact your college representative:

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Dorcia Chaison
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture -- Room 121

Arts & Letters
Quinn Moreno
200 Linton Hall

Communications Arts & Sciences
Kari Schueller-Lopez
Comm Arts & Sciences -- Room 189

Kristy Dumont
Erickson Hall -- Room 134

Eli Broad College of Business
Shannon Brecheisen
Eppley Center -- Room 402A

Erica Fiasky 
Wilson Hall - Room C101 
(517) 355-6616 Ext. 4 

James Madison College
Jeff Judge
South Case Hall -- Room 369

Lyman Briggs College
Karen Mills
East Holmes Hall -- Room 35

Talitha Wimberly
206 Music Practice Building

Natural Science
Heidi Purdy
Natural Science Building -- Room 106

Michael Zaborowski 
Bott Building — Room C130 

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Niki Rudolph
Snyder Hall -- Room C-210

Social Science
Mike Connelly
201 Berkey Hall

Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
Charles Liu
C101E -- McDonel Hall 
River Trail Engagement Center

Veterinary Medicine
Helen Mayer
G155 -- Veterinary Medical Center