The Bread Loaf School of English

 

Withdrawals

I. Non-Medical Withdrawal

Students who withdraw from the Bread Loaf program before the end of the drop/add period because of non-medical emergencies will not have any courses or grades appear on their transcripts. Students who withdraw after the drop/add period will receive grades of "WD" (pass or fail) on their transcripts.

II. Medical Withdrawal Requested by Student

Voluntary medical withdrawals are appropriate when a student’s medical, psychological, or substance-related condition prevents the student from effectively and/or safely participating in Bread Loaf’s academic and/or residential life programs. Students who wish to withdraw from the Bread Loaf program for medical reasons must notify the Bread Loaf director. The Bread Loaf director shall determine their status at the point of withdrawal.

III. Medical Withdrawal Initiated by Middlebury

Middlebury may require withdrawal of a student for medical reasons when:

  • there is a reasonable basis to believe, based on a case-by-case, objective assessment of the student’s behavior and other relevant information, that the student’s medical, psychological, or substance-related condition prevents him/her from safely or effectively participating in Bread Loaf’s academic or residential life program(s), such that the student is not otherwise qualified to attend Middlebury; or
  • there is a reasonable basis to believe, based on a case-by-case, objective assessment of the student’s behavior and other relevant information, that as a result of the student’s medical, psychological, or substance-related condition, the student has threatened, or poses a significant risk of threatening, the health or safety of others; or causes or threatens to cause property damage; or engages in behavior that is unduly disruptive of others in the Bread Loaf or Middlebury community. (Behavior that is “unduly disruptive” includes but is not limited to conduct that interferes with, or poses a significant risk of interference with, the emotional or physical well-being of others and/or the academic, extracurricular, or social activities of others.)

For additional information on procedures in these cases, see Withdrawals in the Bread Loaf Student Handbook.