Appendix A Waiver Procedure

I. Definitions

With respect to the provisions of North Carolina General Statute § 116-143.7(c) the following terms are defined:

A. “Military Service Obligation” shall mean the performance of duty on a voluntary or involuntary basis in connection with service in the Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard including, but not limited to; active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty for training, and inactive duty training.

B. “Serious Medical Debilitation” shall mean an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition requiring; (a) inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility; or (b) continuing treatment by a health care provider; provided that such incapacity did not result from the student’s violation of University policy or the commission of a felony.

C. “Disability” shall mean a mental or physical incapacity that causes the performance of the student’s academic commitments to become impossible or impractical; provided that such incapacity did not result from the student’s violation of University policy or the commission of a felony.

D. “Other Extraordinary Hardship” shall mean a hardship of any kind which, despite responsible handling, resulted in the substantial disruption or interruption of the student’s pursuit of a degree.

II. Documentation Requirements

In order to demonstrate the applicability of a waiver category the student shall provide the following documentation:

A. Military Service Obligation: verification of the student’s voluntary or involuntary performance of a duty in connection with service in the Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard including, but not limited to; active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty for training, and inactive duty training.

B. Serious Medical Debilitation

Certification issued by the treating health care professional(s) stating each of the following:

  1. The approximate date on which the Serious Medical Debilitation commenced.
  2. The extent to which the serious medical condition has impacted the student’s pursuit of a degree.
  3. The relevant and appropriate medical facts regarding the condition.

C. Short-Term Disability

Certification issued by the treating health care professional(s) stating each of the following:

  1. The approximate date on which the Short-Term Disability commenced.
  2. The extent to which the student’s physical or mental incapacity has impacted the student’s pursuit of a degree.
  3. The relevant and appropriate medical facts regarding the condition.
  4. That, to the best of the treating health care professional’s knowledge, the student’s disability is not permanent.

D. Long-Term Disability

Certification issued by the treating health care professional stating each of the following:

  1. The approximate date on which the Long-Term Disability commenced
  2. The extent to which the student’s physical or mental incapacity has impacted the student’s pursuit of a degree.
  3. The relevant and appropriate medical facts regarding the condition.
  4. That, to the best of the treating health care professional’s knowledge, the student’s disability is likely to be permanent.

E. Extraordinary Hardship: verification of any circumstances which, despite responsible handling, led to the substantial disruption or interruption of the student’s pursuit of a degree.