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Lehigh Carbon Community College

LCCC students may apply to withdraw from courses for medical or mental health reasons.  Failure to officially withdraw may result in the recording of failing grades.  Students seeking to withdraw due to medical or mental health reasons must withdraw from all registered courses.  There are rare occasions when it is appropriate for students to receive a medical withdrawal for one or two courses (ex. a physical injury that prevents the individual from participating in a course that requires physical activity.)  Such exceptions will be considered on an individual basis.

*Whenever possible, students are encouraged to consider seeking incomplete grades instead of withdrawing and losing the semester’s work.   Students who wish to pursue this avenue must notify the course instructor to discuss remaining requirements and seek approval.  (See Incomplete Grade policy).

In order for a Medical/Mental Health Withdrawal Request to be considered for a given semester, all required documents must be completed in full, signed and submitted at any time prior to the start of final examinations week.

All approved requests will result in the assignment of “W” grades for each course on the student’s academic transcript.  There is no fee for this service.  Please note that “W” grades will not be assigned if this request process is not completed prior to the start of final examinations week. In such cases, final grades will be assigned by the instructor(s).

There will be no refund for medical/mental health withdrawals requested after the college refund deadlines. If the withdrawal is due to a sudden medical/mental health emergency and the student’s account is paid in full, tuition credit (for the up-coming semester) may be considered. Students remain fully responsible for College fees, any outstanding fines and repayment of financial aid as mandated by the Federal Government.

It is important to note that the U.S. Department of Education does not differentiate between a ‘Medical/Mental Health Withdrawal’ and a regular course withdrawal (W grade).  If a student who has received financial aid, withdraws from courses (for health reasons or not) before completing  60% of the semester, the U.S. Department of Education requires the College financial aid office to re-calculate the student’s award  based on the student’s last date of attendance, to determine what amount of financial aid must be returned to the Federal Government.  Under these circumstances, the student will be required to return funds for which they are no longer eligible by the government’s regulations.  (See Withdrawal Policy for Students Receiving Financial Aid).

Students who withdraw due to medical/mental health reasons will be required to satisfy conditions of medical clearance prior to re-entry. When you have the completed re-entry documentation, please drop it off at the Counseling Center located in the Student Services Center room 126, email it to us at, or fax it to us at 610 769-1324. If you have any questions please call us at 610 799-1895. After receipt of the form, we will contact you to arrange a brief re-entry meeting with the Associate Dean of Student Development.

Questions and Additional Information


Office of Registration & Student Records – Student Services Center 122, Main Campus


Ph: 610-799-1171
Fax: 610-799-1173


The College will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Inquiries about this policy and procedure may be made internally to the Director of Human Resources/Title IX/Equity Coordinator, Office of Human Resources, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078, 610-799-1107.