Policy on Withdrawal

Withdrawal from a Course

A student may officially withdraw from a course until the midpoint of the course via written notice to the Office of Student Records. A student who withdraws from a course at or before the midpoint will receive a designation of Withdrawn (W) on the student's transcript for that course. After the midpoint of a course, a student who wishes to discontinue participation in a course will receive a final grade of Fail (F) on the student's transcript for that course. Students should refer to the academic calendar on the Zucker School of Medicine’s website for course dates.

In the case of a serious health issue or other compelling extenuating circumstances, a student may petition the Office of Student Affairs to officially withdraw from a course after the midpoint of a course. Approval is not guaranteed. If approved, the student will receive a designation of Withdrawn (W) on the student's transcript. If not approved, the student will receive a final grade of Fail (F) on the student's transcript for that course.

If a student is in serious academic status or has a pending investigation for academic, professionalism, or technical deficiencies, the student will not be permitted to officially withdraw from a course until the investigation has concluded.

Withdrawal from the Zucker School of Medicine

A student may withdraw from the Zucker School of Medicine at any time upon written application to the Office of Student Affairs. Any unfinished coursework will be recorded on the transcript as per the policy on course withdrawals above.

A student who withdraws from the School and who later seeks re-entry must reapply via regular procedures through the Admissions Committee.

References to Regulations and/or Other Related Polices
Policy on Academic Standing
Policy on Tuition Refunds (Withdrawal Impact on Financial Aid)
Transcript Guidelines