2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Requesting Leniency Based on Illness or Injury

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Walden’s online courses are designed to allow students ample time to complete assignments even during times of illness or injury. If students feel they have experienced an exceptionally challenging health issue that has impacted their ability to meet an assignment deadline or that has had major impact on their performance in a course, they may request that their instructor(s) consider offering them extra time.

The instructor alone determines if any delay in submission is acceptable, whether or not explained by a medical issue. Faculty are to not solicit medical documentation from students but may ask that claims of medical or related sensitive issues impacting a student’s ability to meet deadlines are verified by the university.

If so, submit medical documentation to medicaldocumentation@waldenu.edu with a request for an e-mail verifying receipt of the documentation. Students are to include their name, student ID, course name and full course number, and name of the instructor. Faculty receiving unsolicited medical documentation from students are asked to avoid reading it and refer students to the above policy. E-mail attachments with medical documentation should be forwarded to medicaldocumentation@waldenu.edu with originals retained to avoid mishandling of medical documentation. Do not send medical documentation directly to faculty.