Medical withdrawal from a course

Students experiencing a serious medical situation that interferes with their ability to do the work required in a course may request a medical withdrawal from the course. If the medical withdrawal is approved, the course remains on the student's transcript, with a “WM” in lieu of a grade. Note that if the medical condition affects the student's ability to succeed in all courses, the student may request a full medical withdrawal from the semester.

Medical withdrawals are the responsibility of the Dean of Student Life, who consults in every instance with the Associate Dean for Academic Advising Programs before making a decision. The request for a medical withdrawal from a single course must explain how the student's medical situation affects only the course for which it is being requested and not the student's other courses. Documentation from an appropriate medical, psychiatric, or psychological professional must be provided at the time of application. The deadline for a medical withdrawal request is the last day of classes of the semester.

Any student wishing to pursue this option should consult with Elaine White ( in the Student Life office, Sullivan Student Center (315-229-5311) and fill out the medical withdrawal from a single course form.

For the complete policy, please see the "Withdrawal from a course" section of the most current University Catalog.