Medical Leave Policy

Students in good academic and financial standing who develop a medical condition that requires them to discontinue their studies may apply for Medical Leave. Applicants for Medical Leave must submit documentation of treatment, including recommendation of a physician that the student not be engaged in studies during treatment and recovery. Decisions regarding the granting of medical leave will be made by the University Registrar, the Bursar, and the Dean of the student’s School/College, and may be reviewed by the College Admissions and Academic Standards Committee at the student’s request.

Medical leave allows students to receive no academic or financial penalty for withdrawal. A student must have a release from his/her physician to be able to return to CCU. It must specifically state that the student has sufficiently recovered to return to study and that the previous condition will not be a hindrance.

At the time of withdrawal the University Registrar in conjunction with professors and appropriate Deans will determine the assignment of grades. Most students will receive the grade of “W” but in some cases it may be possible to assign a “passing” grade (CR) for the course. No refund will be given for courses receiving a “passing” grade.

Medical leave is normally granted for the remainder of the semester plus two additional semesters. With a doctor’s release students may return sooner than two semesters. Extensions can be granted by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.