Undergraduate students that faced extenuating circumstances that compromised their ability to fulfill academic responsibilities, such as attending classes or completing coursework, for an extended period within a PREVIOUS semester, may seek academic relief. Broadly, a student may be eligible for academic relief with a recommendation from an appropriate campus student support entity, such as the Dean of Students Office, Cook Counseling Center, Schiffert Health Center, Services for Students with Disabilities, and the Office for Equity and Accessibility, to support the student’s need for relief.
Academic relief typically entails a complete withdrawal from all courses in a previously completed semester, with these courses being indicated on the transcript as "WP" (Withdrawal, exception).
The review procedure for academic relief consists of several steps. Initially, the student's academic college and, where relevant, University Scholarships and Financial Aid, and the Cranwell International Center, offer comments and review. Subsequently, the request undergoes assessment by the appropriate campus student support entity. The Academic Relief Committee evaluates the request, considering the campus entity's recommendations, and arrives at a decision.
Students who believe they may qualify for academic relief can access the online portal to initiate the process.
You may also check the status of your request by accessing the online portal.
As part of the process, students seeking academic relief need to attend a meeting with one of the following College of Science Dean's Advising Office staff.
Susan Haymore | COS Director of Undergraduate Advising
Sarah Bechtel | COS Associate Director of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Initiatives
*If you've met with an outside mental health provider that is NOT Cook Counseling Center, then you must also complete the Outside Mental Health Provider Form below and send it to your provider. Once you receive it back from your provider, then email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.