It is always our goal that students guide their own educational process, and when difficulties arise along the way we are here to help. 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 the student experiences a medical emergency or condition that occurs which prevents them from completing their course work for the current semester.
Students may request a Hardship Withdrawal when he/she has experienced an unexpected occurrence in their life that may require that he/she withdraw from all classes for the semester. A Hardship Withdrawal would include an emergency, crisis or unavoidable circumstance such as the injury, illness or death of an immediate family member, a fire or other personal disaster, financial (loss of job by the student or head of their household or employer-initiated 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 from 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.