Temporary Medical Conditions
Keystone staff and faculty know these situations often impact students’ ability to attend classes and complete work effectively. Below are strategies and resources for finding needed support during a difficult time.
Documentation of a Temporary Medical Condition
Collaborate with your Instructors
If your condition has caused you to miss a major part of the semester, it may be necessary to withdraw from a course, take a medical leave of absence, or to request an incomplete. Discuss this with your professors and advisors. Contact Student Central or your primary academic advisor for information about withdrawing from classes.
The procedure for missing class due to medical reasons is to contact your professors immediately and file documentation with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Please email any documents to email@example.com, if you prefer to deliver them in person the office is located on the second floor of Sabiston. This information will be treated by your instructors according to their stated attendance policy. Whether or not this will be considered an excused absence will thus be determined by individual instructors.
- Instead of using a scantron, mark answers selections directly on exam.
- Instead of handwriting an essay, use a laptop.
- Extra time to complete an exam or in-class project.
- Orally record your answers.
- Use a scribe/reader provided through the Test Proctoring Center