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Stay Connected During Withdrawal

Stay Connected During Withdrawal

It is beneficial to have a trusted person at OHIO to guide you through the paperwork and processes involved in taking a medical withdrawal. This person can also advise you on managing your time during the withdrawal and the process of returning.

Helpful Hint

Be persistent and consistent in your communications.

It can be difficult to stay in contact with and receive the same level of attention and support from your school during your withdrawal. Stay persistent and if you cannot get a response from one person on campus, consider turning to other departments and/or trusted advisors who can help you advocate.

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Support Resources From OHIO

Consider contacting the following individuals on campus to stay connected and informed during your withdrawal:

  • Dean of Students Office

    The Dean of Students Office can help orient you to options for support during your withdrawal and process for returning.

    Contact Our Office

  • Academic Advisor

    Your advisor will assist you in finding/approving coursework/skills-building opportunities to complete during your withdrawal and course load upon your return.

    Find Your Advisor

  • Student Accessibility Services

    Accessibility Services will provide ideas/options around re-enrollment (e.g., adjusted course schedule/documented revisions for accommodations/reduced course load).

    Student Accessibility Services

  • Counseling and Psychological Services

    Counseling and Psychological Services can provide recommendations for care and resources during your leave and upon your return.

    Counseling and Psychological Services

Additional Support Options

Friends, teammates, and roommates: for support and information about campus

Trusted faculty: with whom you feel connected for support as well as guidance about your return and future courses/program choices

Student affairs/services office within your academic college: for support and ideas/options around re-enrollment (e.g., adjusted course schedule/reduced course load)

Campus-based employers: for continued or future employment opportunities or suggestions and/or letters of recommendation