Below is information to help students determine which process is right for their situation and when. Students should always consult the Augusta University (AU) catalog and appropriate office websites for full policies and procedures before seeking a medical or hardship withdrawal.
Students may request a Medical Withdrawal when they experience a medical emergency or condition that prevents them from completing their coursework for the current semester.
Students may request a Hardship Withdrawal when they experience an unexpected occurrence in their life that may require withdrawal from all classes for the semester. Instances that warrant Hardship Withdrawal include any emergency, crisis or unavoidable circumstance. Examples include the injury, illness or death of an immediate family member, a fire or other personal disaster, or a financial crisis (e.g. a loss of job by the student or head of their household or an employer-mandated job change).
Medical Withdrawals are indicated on the student’s record as WA. Hardship Withdrawals are indicated on the student’s record as a WH.
1. Requests for a medical or hardship withdrawal should be made by the last day of classes for the current semester.
2. Requests for previous semesters for which a grade has already been assigned requires additional documentation, and the professor for each course must be willing to complete a Grade Change Form.