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Medical Appeal

If a medical situation has interrupted your ability to engage in classes and you want to withdraw from a current course or appeal a course taken during the last two semesters, complete one of the following processes.

If you have not previously worked with the Center for Access and Accommodations: 

*If you have worked with the Center for Access and Accommodations and you try to complete the steps above, you will receive an error indicating that a file already exists. If this occurs, complete the following steps:

  • Visit and use your COD username and password to log-in.
  • Click on “Accommodation” (on the left, under home).
  • Click on “Supplemental.”
  • Select “Add New.”
  • In response to “What Support are you Requesting,” select “Medical Withdrawal/Appeal.”
  • Answer the questions that populate.
  • Under “Accommodation Type” choose “Medical Withdrawal/ Appeal.”

Attach documentation that specifically supports your request for a Medical Withdrawal/Appeal. Documentation can consist of a health care provider’s letter, after visit summary or hospital discharge paperwork.

Medical Appeal Guidelines

  • Filing a medical appeal does not relieve your current financial obligation to College of DuPage.
  • Scheduled payments remaining in an active payment plan schedule will continue until a final committee decision is made on the appeal. Medical appeals do not absolve balances owed resulting from bookstore charges.
  • The decision process takes approximately 4 weeks. Additional time may be necessary to contact faculty and for instructional, financial aid, or advising issues to be reviewed by the Dean. All documentation received remains confidential. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by email.
  • If approved, a medical appeal does not guarantee a refund of tuition. If a refund is approved, your account will be credited in accordance with the committee’s decision (50% or 100%) within 30 days. If there is a balance due on your account, the refund amount will be credited to your account balance.
  • Appeals will only be considered for two terms prior to the current term. Students may not submit more than three medical appeals during their attendance at College of DuPage.
  • Approved Medical Appeals cannot be reversed; student will not be eligible to re-enroll in the course for the same semester that their appeal was approved for.
  • Students are limited to a maximum of 3 Medical Appeals.

Medical Appeal Exclusions

  • An appeal cannot be considered when an instructor has issued a passing grade. Medical appeals cannot be granted when the grades (A,B,C,D,S,I) have been received. Courses that have received a grade of “F” or “W” will be reviewed.
  • Submitting a Medical Appeal may affect your financial aid. Contact a Financial Assistance Representative for information regarding the impact of your appeal on your financial aid.
  • Veterans and military personnel utilizing educational benefits may receive a fiscal consequence to their aid for pursuing a medical appeal. Contact the Office of Veterans Services for more information.
  • Issues regarding Non-Credit, Youth Academy Programs, Adult seminars and workshops should be addressed to the Office of Continuing Education, SRC 1110, (630) 942-2208.

Appeal processes adhere to College of DuPage Administrative Procedure guidelines, FERPA regulations and HIPAA regulations.

Contact Information

Center for Access and Accommodations

Summer Hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, closed

Phone: (630) 942-2154
Fax: (630) 942-2071