Notice of Withdrawal
PURPOSE: To define the means by which a student may withdraw from a program or transfer to a subsequent program.
POLICY STATEMENT: The New England EMS Institute wants to ensure that students can actively participate in their program and be able to devote the time and resources needed to be successful in that program. There are times when students are faced with challenges outside of the classroom that affects their ability to adequately complete the enrolled program. In the event a student feels they cannot continue with their program, NEEMSI will make an effort to reenroll the student in another program.
Withdrawal: A student voluntarily removes themselves from the program and does not continue.
Transfer: Moving from an enrolled program to a subsequent program.
Withdrawal is student-initiated which may occurs for a variety of conditions, but not as a means to prevent low or failing grades. Students may voluntarily withdraw from the program if they are in good academic standing and have no disciplinary actions being taken against them.
A student must request a withdrawal in writing (e-mail preferred) to the program manager. The program manager may counsel the student on options that the student may have regarding transferring programs or financial options.
Students who withdraw and are approved by the program manager will be marked as “withdrawal” in their record.
Students may request transfer to a subsequent program for a variety of reasons, but not as a means to prevent low or failing grades. Students may voluntarily transfer to another program if they are in good academic standing and have no disciplinary actions being taken against them.
For paramedic students that transfers to another program, they will be required to restart at a minimum the module they transferred from. For example, if a student is in module 4 for several weeks, they must enter the next program prior to the start of module 4, regardless of their current progress or grades. Grades from the previous program’s modules will be entered into the gradebook. Students who transfer to another program are not eligible for the NEEMSI Honor Roll and if they were previously on academic probation will not be able to have an additional probationary period in the new program.
A student must request a transfer in writing (e-mail preferred) to the program manager. The program manager may counsel the student on options that the student may have regarding transferring programs or financial options.
It is at the discretion of the program manager on where the student may start in a program after a transfer. Careful consideration with the previous instructor and medical director to ensure the success of the student.