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Academic Relief

Virginia Tech recognizes that significant medical problems impede the progress of a student on their path to completing their degree. In some instances, students will wish to receive academic relief. At Virginia Tech, academic relief comes in the form of the Medical Review Advisory Committee and the student’s Dean devising a way of easing the student’s burden, whether by dropping a course, allowing the student to take an incomplete on courses, delaying exams, or, in some cases, withdrawing the student from the university for medical reasons.

Withdrawal from the university for medical reasons requires a hold on readmission until the student provides a letter of recommendation from the treating professional supporting the student’s return to the university. The Medical Review Advisory Committee will then review your medical information and decide on your readmission.

Students who wish to apply for academic relief must fill out the Relief Form (PDF | 180KB).

Completed forms may be mailed, faxed, or submitted in person to:

ATTN: Phyllis Smith
Schiffert Health Center (0140)
McComas Hall, Virginia Tech
895 Washington Street, SW
Blacksburg, VA  24061
540-231-5313 (Phone)
540-231-7473 (FAX)