Medical Withdrawal Policy

A student seeking a medical withdrawal from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies must secure the appropriate approvals through the petition process. The student should obtain instructions as well as a petition form from the Registrar's Office.

Medical withdrawal may be granted based on certain documented, extenuating medical circumstances.  The petition may be granted if all required approvals are obtained.  The petition, which should include verifying information from the student's personal physician, will be evaluated and approved initially by the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students will then refer the petition to the Dean of the Ziegler School for approval.  If a medical withdrawal is granted, a medical re‑evaluation from the student's personal physician may be required prior to re‑enrollment.

Normally, a medical withdrawal constitutes complete withdrawal from the University for no more than one academic year. Students who wish to withdraw medically from the University for more than one year must re-apply to the University. A partial medical withdrawal may be granted if sufficient medical grounds exist and specific documentation is provided by the student's physician. All medical withdrawal petitions must be favorably approved by the Dean of Students and the Dean of the Ziegler School.  In general, a partial withdrawal will be granted no more than once during a student's degree program.

In all cases where a student either does not appropriately request a withdrawal or is not granted one and nonetheless fails to complete the course requirements, a grade of F will be recorded.