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Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence

Leave of Absence (LOA)
Crouse Hospital College of Nursing students whose ability to meet course requirements is compromised by medical disability or personal emergency may apply to the Administrative Council for a leave of absence. See the Leave of Absence Policy for specific requirements.

Student Withdrawal from a Course (WD)

Nursing Courses
Students who intend to withdraw from a course or the program are required to meet with their advisor prior to bringing the Add/Drop Form to the Registrar. An official withdrawal from a nursing course must be completed two weeks prior to the end of the clinical component of the course. The date of withdrawal is the date that the Registrar receives the completed drop form with the appropriate signatures.

Tuition refunds are calculated by the exact date of withdrawal (see Refunds in the Financial Information Section). Grades are also assigned based on the exact date of withdrawal. If the withdrawal occurs after the deadline, a grade of (WP) or (WF) is assigned for nursing courses. If an official withdrawal is not completed, an (F) grade is assigned. Withdrawal from nursing courses does not signify withdrawing from liberal arts courses.

Liberal Arts Courses
Withdrawal deadlines and grades for liberal arts courses are assigned according to Onondaga Community College policies. Information may be obtained from the Registrar. Withdrawal from nursing courses does not signify withdrawing from liberal arts courses. Any student who wishes to withdraw from a liberal arts course must do so with the Registrar.

Withdrawal from the Program

Student Withdrawal from the Nursing Program (PWD)
Students may elect to withdraw from the program at any time by writing a letter to the Registrar stating their intent to withdraw. They must meet with the Registrar to complete required paperwork. Students must also meet with the Financial Affairs Officer to make adjustments in financial aid and to arrange payment of all financial obligations to the college. An exit interview with the Director is also required.

Withdraw Passing (WP)
A grade of WP is assigned for students who withdraw from a course after the 7th week of full semester clinical or after the 3rd week of the half semester clinical and who are progressing in meeting objectives before the date of withdrawal.

Withdraw Failing (WF)
A grade of WF is assigned for students who withdraw from a course after the 7th week of full semester clinical or after the 3rd week of the half semester clinical and who have received a deficiency before the date of withdrawal.

Administrative Withdrawal (from a Course or the Program)
Administration of the college administratively withdraws a student when the student fails to meet college obligations by deadline dates such as:
♦ Paying tuition fees
♦ Completing health, CPR, health insurance, or clinical agency requirements
♦ Attending class, clinical or lab sessions
♦ Handing in assignments
♦ College obligations are not met
♦ Student plans are unknown
♦ Student not registered for the appropriate courses
♦ Student not registered for or maintaining enrollment and success completion in a required pre/co course

In addition, students with no official enrollment status at the end of each semester are administratively withdrawn from the program.
Written notice of the administrative withdrawal from a course or the program is sent to the address on file in the college office. Student may seek readmission based on the Readmission policy.
Any student who this policy applies to is strongly encouraged to meet with his/her advisor and/or the director to present a performance improvement plan to help the student be successful. Any student who this applies to must comply with the returning student policy. 

Academic Withdrawal from the Program (AcW)
A student who fails one nursing course and one liberal arts course, two liberal arts courses, including courses taken at other institutions while matriculated in the college will be academically withdrawn from the program. The student is eligible to apply for readmission. 


Dismissal from the Program
Administrative Dismissal from the Program (AD)
A student who fails two nursing courses will be administratively dismissed from the program.
In addition, a student who fails a required course after readmission or who has a pattern of professional misconduct or unsafe performance may be administratively dismissed from the program.

Students who are administratively dismissed from the program are not eligible for readmission.

 

Comparison Table:

Type Administrative Withdrawal (AdW) Academic Withdrawal (AcW) Administrative Dismissal (AD)
Cause No response to request for future plan or college obligations not met. Failure of one nursing course and a liberal arts course or two liberal art courses. Professional misconduct.
Pattern of unsafe performance.
Failure of required course after readmission.
Failure of two Nursing Courses.
Students who have been readmitted previously.
Eligibility for
readmission
Eligible for readmission Eligible for readmission Not eligible for readmission
No Exceptions
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