MEDICAL / COMPASSIONATE WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURES
May be requested when extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness or injury, prevent the student from continuing in classes. This policy covers both physical-health and mental-health difficulties.
May be requested in extraordinary cases in which a significant personal situation beyond the student’s control prevents them from continuing in classes (for example, the serious illness of a child or spouse or the death of a parent, child or spouse).
To submit your request:
Medical Withdrawal Required Documentation: A letter, on letterhead, from your health care provider must be submitted in a sealed envelope, mailed directly to Danalee Brehman, medical designee, or faxed to 480.965.0991 (secure fax line). The letter must include the following information:
Compassionate Withdrawal Required Documentation: Any documentation that supports the reason for your request (i.e. death certificate, doctor’s note, etc.). If you are unsure what documents you may need, call Danalee Brehman at 480.965.8974.
NOTE: All requests require thorough and credible documentation. Usually, consideration is for a complete withdrawal; application for less than a complete withdrawal must be specifically documented to justify the selective nature of the request. It is your responsibility to ensure appropriate forms and documents are included and complete, otherwise the medical designee may seek additional information from you, from your instructors or from those providing the documentation. Verification of authenticity of documentation is standard practice.
If you are receiving financial assistance, you are strongly encouraged to consult with the Financial Aid or Scholarships office to identify and understand the financial assistance/monetary implications of processing this withdrawal transaction.
Please be aware that submitting a request does not guarantee approval, as each case is reviewed individually.